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Mass. Lawmakers Restart Debate Over Aid In Dying For The Terminally Ill

Mass. Lawmakers Restart Debate Over Aid In Dying For The Terminally Ill "Massachusetts legislators are attempting to revive proposed legislation that has been rejected multiple times — most recently last year — that would allow doctors to prescribe lethal medications to help terminally ill patients die. The most recent step in that renewed effort was [...]

2019-06-30T14:54:48-05:00June 30th, 2019|

Kim Callinan, CEO of Compassion & Choices Op-Ed (Oregon: The Register Guard)

Kim Callinan: Codify improved Death with Dignity Act "Opponents of medical aid in dying, an end-of-life care option that allows terminally ill adults to peacefully end their suffering, are hyperbolizing the impact of the amendment (SB 579) the Oregon Legislature approved on Wednesday to the state’s first-in-the-nation Death with Dignity law...."

2019-06-30T14:51:55-05:00June 30th, 2019|

New Jersey Becomes the Eighth State with Medical Aid In Dying !!!!!

We have big news to report.  New Jersey became the eighth state to legalize medical aid in dying on April 12, 2019, when Governor Phil Murphy signed the Medical Aid In Dying for the Terminally Ill Act.  The new law goes into effect on August 1.  New Jersey now joins California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Hawaii, [...]

2019-04-15T15:44:24-05:00April 15th, 2019|

Anatomical Gift Association of Illinois

Here's a wonderful way to contribute to the good of humanity as well as eliminate the cost of burial or cremation.  Donate your body to the Anatomical Gift Association of Illinois.  The only cost to your heirs is for an Illinois-licensed funeral director to have your body transported to their facility at 1540 South Ashland [...]

2019-04-07T11:31:21-05:00April 7th, 2019|

She fought cancer and Congress for D.C.’s new aid in dying law !!!

The fascinating story of Mary Klein, suffering with ovarian cancer, who worked ferociously for more than two years to pass Washington DC’s new aid in dying law, and became the first known person to use the new law. Providing a clear illustration that nobody chooses aid in dying for frivolous reasons, the article quotes Klein [...]

2018-12-28T16:02:04-05:00December 28th, 2018|

Choosing your own exit

Fascinating article from the Washington Post by Dr. Samuel Harrington on November 18, 2018.  He supports the right to medical aid in dying but worries that the requirement for self-administration forces some people to choose to die sooner than they might otherwise prefer. Read the full article at the Washington Post... He is the author [...]

2018-11-25T20:25:07-05:00November 25th, 2018|

“I Aim To Die Like A Dog” — by Kay Dub, in Daily Kos

The website Daily Kos has a great piece by Kay Dub, published on October 13. Here's the link: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/10/13/1804199/-I-aim-to-die-like-a-dog It's quite profound, describing the realities of being diagnosed with prostate cancer, of suffering from prostate cancer. He knows his doctors are good. "Now, I like my current doctors. Hearts seem to be in the right [...]

2018-10-24T00:18:16-05:00October 24th, 2018|

American Academy of Family Physicians adopts new position of “engaged neutrality” on medical aid-in-dying

Big and tremendously positive news:  The extremely influential American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has adopted a new position, called "engaged neutrality," on the question of medical aid in dying.  To make it clearer:  they have DROPPED their position opposing it, by a vote of more than two-thirds of the doctors in their governing body. [...]

2018-10-14T14:57:51-05:00October 14th, 2018|
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