There is no legislative activity around death with dignity in Illinois.
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The Illinois state legislature considered a “voluntary euthanasia” bill in 1937; the bill never went to vote. More recently, Illinois considered physician-assisted dying bills in 1997 (HB 601, SB 948).
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Tell Congress to Leave D.C.'s Death with Dignity Act Alone
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D.C. Residents Aren’t the Only Ones at Risk. Take Action Now!
Death with dignity opponents in Congress are trying to repeal the Washington D.C. Death with Dignity Act through the federal budget process. If they have their way, they’ll go on to repeal the rights of qualified terminally ill citizens in Oregon and elsewhere, and ban assisted dying nationwide. Help us win this fight. Send a letter to your U.S. Representative and Senators asking them to keep the repeal provision out of this year's spending bill.
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7 in 10 Americans Support Death with Dignity—Join Us!
We're a growing movement that works to ensure terminally ill Americans have the freedom to choose from a full range of end-of-life options, including how they die. Sign up to get Death with Dignity's latest news, information, and action alerts.
What does Death with Dignity mean to you?
Most people join our movement because of a heartbreaking personal experience. We receive stories of such experiences every day, and every day they inspire us to work toward ensuring terminally-ill Americans have the freedom to decide how they die. We want to hear from you. What's your Death with Dignity story? What inspired you to get involved in the cause?