There is no legislative activity around death with dignity in Florida.
The media in Florida rarely discuss the issue of assisted dying.
In 2015, on the heels of California’s new law, the Sun Sentinel Editorial Board published an editorial in support of Death with Dignity. The editorial recalled a case 30 years prior which brought the issue to the fore, when a man from Broward helped to end his wife’s life and served time in prison, but noted no change in the laws had been contemplated since that time. The editorial ended stating physician aid-in-dying is “a complex, emotional issue, but it is time to have the conversation in Florida.”
In 2017, Florida Today ran an op-ed stating it was “time to allow death with dignity in the Sunshine State.”
We have partnered with the grassroots group Florida Death with Dignity to advocate for the passage of an assisted dying statute.
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