Current as of May 31, 2016

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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!

  • States with a Death with Dignity statute
  • States with Death with Dignity legal by court decision
  • States considering Death with Dignity this year/session
  • States with no legislative activity this year/session

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Urge New York Legislators to Pass the Medical Aid in Dying Act

Send the Letter

A physician-assisted dying bill is pending in the New York state legislature. Send this letter to your legislators with a simple message: Pass A10059/S7579 to expand end-of-life options for state residents.

Declare Your Support for Death with Dignity

Tell Your Friends

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 California Senators to Pass SB 1002

Send the Letter

The California Senate is considering a bill that would create a toll-free line, operated by the Department of Public Health, providing information about the End of Life Option Act. Urge your state Senator to pass SB 1002!

Latest News

Death with Dignity Movement

Three Years Ago in Vermont

May 20, 2016

by Peg Sandeen, Executive Director * Three years ago today we watched Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin sign the Patient Choice and Control at the End of Life Act. With this signature, qualified terminally ill Vermont residents won the…

Media

Week 20/2016 in the Death with Dignity Movement

May 23, 2016

In the week from May 16 to May 22, 2016: Life Matters Media interviewed our executive director Peg Sandeen. Read here → California continued to prepare for the implementation of the…

  • 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

    ...is 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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