Cindy Williams Death With Dignity
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 an emotional hearing for both attendees and legislators at the State House on Tuesday that ran well [...]
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...."
Compassion & Choices hosted a “Discussion with the Author” featuring Compassion & Choices President Barbara Coombs Lee, author of the new book Finish Strong: Putting YOUR Priorities First at Life’s End, on April 16, 2019. To view the video - click here: Putting YOUR Priorities First at Life's End
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, Montana, Vermont, and Washington DC as U.S. jurisdictions with aid in dying. As Governor Murphy wrote when [...]
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 in an email to her representative in the DC City Council: "I have advanced ovarian cancer that [...]