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Growing a Grassroots Partnership in Massachusetts

June 24, 2019

Massachusetts lawmakers are again considering death with dignity legislation in 2019. Death with Dignity National Center is supporting a grassroots group, Western Massachusetts Death with Dignity, in its efforts to build support for aid in dying.

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In Memoriam: Penny Shelfer

December 9, 2015

Following the deaths, in October and November, of three of our friends and Death with Dignity advocates who had been terminally ill for some time (Dick Walters, Dr. Peter Rasmussen, and John Duncan), the tragic death of…

In Memoriam: Barbara Coffin

August 15, 2014

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…

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