Our new December 2017 newsletter is now available, with fascinating articles about: The new aid in dying law in Washington DC being in full force despite Congressional efforts to overturn it; Our tremendous victory in Massachusetts, where the state medical society has dropped its opposition to aid in dying, signaling by the language they used [...]
Coverage on the Compassion & Choices website of presentations in November 2017 on "Truth In Treatment" by proud Final Options Illinois members Loretta Downs and Daryl Holt Isenberg.
In a major step forward for the aid in dying cause, the Massachusetts Medical Society has voted to adopt a neutral position on proposed aid in dying legislation for Massachusetts. The vote was by a massive 152 to 56 majority. In announcing its decision, the Society said that its neutral position would allow the organization [...]
Great news from Australia! On November 22, the upper chamber of the parliament of the Australian state of Victoria passed a groundbreaking assisted dying bill, similar to the one previously passed by the lower chamber. The historic bill passed by a vote of 22 to 18 after a long night of debate. The British newspaper [...]
The news from Canada about their new aid in dying law is out, and it's official: the law is a huge, unqualified success. Health Canada reports that in the laws first year of operation, from June 2016 to June 2017, a total of 1,982 individuals received an assisted death. Nearly 2,000 people able to spare [...]
Watch this video of Californian Ray Perman from the Chicago Tribune. "Faced with terminal illness, man chooses end-of-life option." This powerful, moving and informative piece on the Chicago Tribune website on April 4, 2017, features Ray Perman, a 64 year-old Californian suffering with advanced metastatic prostate cancer. A longer article appeared in the Tribune print [...]
Front-page New York Times story makes clear the overwhelming importance of medical aid in dying Here's another major milestone for our movement: the publication of a very long (more than six full newspaper pages) front-page story in the New York Times on Sunday, May 25, 2017, profiling John Shields, a distinguished Canadian dying from amyloidosis, [...]
The video of our program on March 20, 2017, "Truth In Treatment", featuring Kim Callinan of Compassion & Choices, state representative Robyn Gabel and former state rep Julie Hamos, is now available on our YouTube channel. Check it out -- it's a really fascinating explanation of how we can take control of our own end-of-life [...]
Our June/July 2017 newsletter. Featuring stories on the first anniversary of aid in dying being legal in both California and Canada, powerful articles from the Chicago Tribune and New York Times profiling Ray Perman and John Shields, respectively, and information about Compassion & Choices' new "Truth In Treatment" initiative, aiming to put people in charge [...]
A quarter-page ad, explaining what aid in dying is and why it is so important, and advertising one of our screenings of the wonderful film "How To Die In Oregon," appearing in the Rockford Register-Star on March 7, 2017. Typical of the ads we've been running.