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There is no legislative activity around death with dignity in Missouri.

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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?

History

In 2018, Missouri State Representative Brandon Ellington (D-Kansas City) introduced an assisted dying bill, HB 1790, the Missouri Death with Dignity Act, on January 3. The bill did not advance from the Health and Mental Health Policy Committee.

In 2016, Missouri State Representative Kimberly Gardner (D-St.Louis) sponsored HB 1919, Missouri Death with Dignity Act. The bill did not make it on the House calendar for committee hearings and failed to move forward.

In 2017, Missouri State Representative Brandon Ellington (D-Kansas City) introduced an assisted dying bill, HB 524, the Missouri Death with Dignity Act, on January 9. On March 8, Missouri State Representative Steven Roberts (D-077) introduced a separate Death with Dignity bill, HB 1222, which was referred to the Select Committee on Local, State, Federal Relations and Miscellaneous Business on May 15, 2017.

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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?

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