Policies don’t change because we want them to. Policies change because the voting public demands they do. The movement for death with dignity is gaining greater momentum with each passing year. At a time in our history where death and…
Death with Dignity National Center Bolsters Grassroots Advocacy Across the Nation Through Grant Program
Death with Dignity supports grassroots advocates and organizations across the country through its Dignity50 Grant Fund.
Death with Dignity National Center Executive Director Peg Sandeen shares reflections on the history and growth of the death with dignity movement nationwide, 25 years after Oregonians passed the world's first death with dignity law.
Massachusetts resident Sylvia Shaw, a death with dignity advocate and devout Christian, mounts a religious defense of proposed assisted dying legislation in her state.
A recap of Death with Dignity's event, "Looking Back, Moving Forward: Commemorating 25 Years of Death with Dignity," held November 8, 2019 in Portland, Oregon.
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.
For the past year, we have been working with New Hampshire resident Bob McCown to start and grow a grassroots organization, New Hampshire Death with Dignity. The group officially launched at an event in Concord on September 27.
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.
One of the defining characteristics of Death with Dignity supporters is their inspiring level of engagement with the world around them and their steadfast commitment to social justice. Joanne Busiel is no exception.
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.