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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|

“It’s a beautiful law, a helpful law, a psychologically comforting law.”

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 [...]

2017-07-28T16:43:35-05:00July 28th, 2017|

The End — A Parting Gift — The Death and Life of John Shields

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, [...]

2017-07-28T16:33:41-05:00July 28th, 2017|

Truth In Treatment: A New Movement to Improve End of Life Care

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 [...]

2017-07-28T16:19:35-05:00July 28th, 2017|

Hawaii State Senate passes aid in dying bill by overwhelming 22 to 3 majority

Astoundingly wonderful news!  On March 7th, the Hawaii State Senate passed SB 1129, an Oregon-style aid in dying bill, by an vote of 22 to 3.  The bill now goes to the Hawaii House of Representatives.  This overwhelming majority gives hope that Hawaii will soon become the seventh US state to make aid in dying [...]

2017-04-04T15:34:01-05:00March 9th, 2017|

Unitarian policies on aid in dying — important reading

The official policy of the Unitarian Universalist Association, "The Right To Die With Dignity", adopted in 1988, is fascinating and important reading. It opens with the following profound statement:  "Guided by our belief as Unitarian Universalists that human life has inherent dignity, which may be compromised, when life is extended beyond the will or ability [...]

2017-04-04T15:33:19-05:00March 5th, 2017|

DC aid in dying law goes into effect !

Friday, February 17, was the conclusion of the 30-day period during which the US Congress has the power to review and overturn legislation passed in the Washington DC city council.  And, although the resolution to overturn DC's wonderful new aid-in-dying law was passed out of a House committee, it was never brought to a floor [...]

2017-04-04T15:32:45-05:00February 20th, 2017|

Fools in US Congress threaten DC’s wonderful new aid in dying law

We need to rescue Washington DC's wonderful new aid in dying law, from a horrifying act of overreach by some extremely foolish Congressmen. Washington's great new law was passed by the DC city council by an overwhelming 11 to 2 majority, in two separate votes, on November 1st and 15th of last year, and on [...]

2017-04-04T15:32:11-05:00January 18th, 2017|
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