Five years ago today, Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old with terminal brain cancer, used the Oregon Death with Dignity to die peacefully.
As part of our ongoing series commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, we share a remembrance of Emerson Hoogstraat, who volunteered his time and efforts to the campaign to pass the law as he was dying of a terminal illness.
We mourn the passing of former Death with Dignity National Center Board Treasurer Stephen Dunn, who died of cancer October 16.
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For the third time in a month we mourn the death of a dear friend and colleague. Our former executive director John Duncan died at home in Wilsonville, Oregon, on November 13. He was surrounded by his wife Susie Stevens,…
By George Eighmey, President of Death with Dignity National Center. * It was with a heavy heart that I learned yesterday of the death of another staunch advocate for Death with Dignity and friend of our organization, Dr.
Our dear friend, Dick Walters used the Vermont Patient Choice and Control at End of Life Act to die peacefully on October 16th. Dick’s tireless advocacy and dedication to personal freedom were instrumental in getting the law passed in 2013.
In 2008, we worked with our local partners Compassion & Choices of Washington to pass Washington’s Death with Dignity Act through a ballot initiative. With over 58 percent of voters approving I-1000, Washington became…