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Ohio State Senator Charleta Tavares (D-Columbus) introduced SB 249, Ohio Aid in Dying Act, on January 24, 2018, with co-sponsors Ohio State Senators Joseph Schiavoni (D-33) and Kenny Yuko (D-25). A sponsor hearing on the bill took place in April.

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An October 2018 survey by Public Policy Polling shows that 87 percent of Ohioans support the right to “die in as humane and dignified a manner as they see fit,” while 75 percent support death with dignity legislation.

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We are advocating for Death with Dignity in Ohio with our local partner, Ohio End of Life Options.

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Tell Your Ohio State Senator to Support SB 249, Ohio Aid in Dying Act

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Urge your legislator to vote for death with dignity

Introduced by Ohio State Senator Charleta Tavares, SB 249, Ohio Aid in Dying Act, is the first death with dignity bill to be considered in state history. If enacted, the Act will allow qualified terminally ill, dying Ohio residents to legally obtain medications to end their suffering at the end of life.

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 states where such laws exist and ban assisted dying nationwide, including Ohio. 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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