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Death with Dignity around the U.S.

See what’s happening in your state in the current legislative session (this year). Advocate for Death with Dignity in your community!

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  • States with no legislative activity this year/session

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Make Death with Dignity an Option in Florida

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Terminally-ill Floridians continue to die without having the option of physician-assisted dying. Urge your Florida state legislators to pass a Death with Dignity bill!

Declare Your Support for Death with Dignity

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Seven in ten Americans who support the end-of-life option allowing qualified terminally ill people to end their lives through physician-prescribed medications. Show your support for Death with Dignity in your community!

Tell Maryland Legislators to Support Death with Dignity

Send the Letter

Maryland Delegate Shane Pendergrass, Senator Ronald Young, and a host of co-sponsors are introducing the End of Life Option Act, a Death with Dignity bill. Tell your Maryland legislators to support the bill!

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Personal Stories

New Stories This Year: Lenore Avin, Anne Lower, Joseph Halsey

February 12, 2016

This year we’ve published three stories so far, from California, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Do you have Death with Dignity story to tell? Please share it with us. Lenore Avin: The Opportunity to Die with Dignity …


Week 5/2016 in the Death with Dignity Movement

February 9, 2016

In the week from February 1 to February 7: Hearings took place in the Colorado Senate and House committees considering their respective Death with Dignity bills. A Senate Committee rejected the bill, while the House Judiciary Committee passed it 6 …

  • Death with Dignity National Center

    …is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that expands the freedom of all qualified terminally ill Americans to make their own end-of-life decisions, including how they die; promotes Death with Dignity laws around the United States based on the groundbreaking Oregon model; and provides information, education, and support about Death with Dignity as an end-of-life option to patients, family members, legislators, advocates, healthcare and end-of-life care professionals, media, and the interested public.

  • Death with Dignity Political Fund a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization that acts as the political arm of the National Center, drafting Death with Dignity law based on the Oregon model; campaigning, lobbying, and advocating for Death with Dignity legislation in the 46 states that lack them; and defending Death with Dignity Acts against challenges.

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