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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

States with Death with Dignity legal by court decision

Sign a Petition for Death with Dignity in Florida

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Terminally-ill Floridians continue to die without having the option of Death with Dignity. While in 2017 no fewer than 30 states considered physician-assisted dying legislation, Florida wasn't one of them. Urge your Florida state legislators to introduce 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 Maine State Legislators to Vote for LD 347, An Act to Support Death with Dignity

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LD 347, An Act to Support Death with Dignity, will soon be considered in the Maine State Senate and House. The bill will allow qualified terminally ill, dying Mainers to legally obtain medications to end their suffering. Send this letter to your Maine State Senator and Representative to urge their vote for this piece of legislation.

  • 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 45 states that lack them; and defending Death with Dignity Acts against challenges.

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