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There is no legislative activity around Death with Dignity in Alabama.

In the 2017 legislative session, a bill “banning assisted suicide” (HB 96/SB 198) and a bill allowing for conscience-based opt-out from any services, including presumably assisted dying, for physicians were introduced in the State Senate, where they both passed in the Health Committee on March 8, 2017.

An aid-in-dying bill has never been introduced in the Alabama legislature. Read a powerful story from Shameeka Linson, a substitute teacher in Alabama, who watched her grandmother die a painful death from lung cancer because no Death with Dignity law was in place.

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