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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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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!

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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

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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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Weeks 16 & 17/2016 in the Death with Dignity Movement

May 3, 2016

In two weeks from April 18 to May 1, 2016: An intense debate continued in Canada about the proposed physician-assisted dying law. Another film about “assisted suicide” / “euthanasia” was released. New York…

Death with Dignity Movement

A Review of Dying with Dignity by Giza Lopes

April 29, 2016

The Oregon Death with Dignity Act was the first physician-assisted dying statute in the world. But efforts to legalize assisted death in the United States date back to the early 20th century. In her book,…

  • 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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