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Annual Medical Aid in Dying Requests Consistent in Oregon, Washington

"In a new study of 3368 MAID prescriptions accumulated from 1998-2017, investigators from Oregon and Washington reported the annual rate of patients to receive a self-ingesting MAID medication prescription has increased in Washington, while remaining almost perfectly stagnant in Oregon. That said, the presence of deaths due to MAID per 1000 total deaths has increased [...]

2019-08-13T19:34:45-05:00August 13th, 2019|

“Alternate Endings” Documentary on HBO 8/14/19

"Alternate Endings" on HBO The coming revolution in death — and Dick Shannon’s story — is laid out with uncommon wisdom in a powerful, new HBO documentary, “Alternate Endings,” which debuts Aug. 14. Only eight states and the District of Columbia have death-with-dignity laws, but three of those states — Hawaii, Maine and New Jersey — [...]

2019-08-13T19:25:06-05:00August 13th, 2019|

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|
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