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Patients and family members are the most powerful voices to advocate for physician-assisted dying legislation. Make your voice heard! What's your death with dignity story? What inspired you to get involved in the cause?

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From mapping last year’s progress to previewing the year ahead, the report contains a wealth of information about the state of the death with dignity movement.

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

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