Testimony by our Executive Director, Peg Sandeen, at the February 25, 2019 hearing to the Nevada State Senate Health and Human Services Committee in support of SB 165, an assisted dying bill.
Testimony by our Executive Director, Peg Sandeen, at the May 3, 2018 hearing of the New York State Assembly Committee on Health in support of A2383-A, Medical Aid in Dying Act.
From the Archives: Dr. Peter Goodwin’s testimony before the Oregon House of Representatives, March 11, 1997
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of implementation of the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, we are featuring stories of those who in 1997 campaigned against the repeal of the law adopted by Oregon voters 3 years before.
I truly hope that you consider allowing the diverse residents of the state of Nevada this human right and dignity. Most of your constituents will not choose it, but those who do, and their families, will thank you forever.
Throughout SB 261, just as every state has done, you will see a series of safeguards and a well-defined process to protect the patient, the health care professional, and the family—all designed to ensure that the patient is in control, acting voluntarily and able to make their own health care decisions.
The proposed law you are considering today is, at its core, a medical standard of care designed to provide physicians and pharmacists with best practice guidelines for the situations in which a terminally ill and competent patient requests the right to control the timing and manner of his/her death.
The Choice to Have a Good Death: Testimony in Support of Maine LD 347, An Act to Support Death with Dignity
I am also a Stage 4 cancer patient, and the progression of my disease in inevitable. As a cancer patient I can tell you that I have fought and will continue to fight this cancer of mine. Despite horrendous surgery and treatments and knowing what there is likely more to come, I want to live.
This is not a mandate, a requirement, or even a suggestion; but rather an option that allows terminally ill people to end their suffering on their own terms should they choose to do so.
I fully support LD 347, an Act to Support Death with Dignity, and I ask that you do the same. I have only one question for this Committee: How much longer will the State of Maine continue to consider it a crime for a physician to ease the suffering of a competent, dying adult?
This is a transcript, lightly edited for clarity, of the written testimony to the Hawaii State Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor in support of SB 1129 submitted by Betts Cruz, a resident of Molokai. *…