There are several national groups that work for aid in dying (death-with-dignity.) They differ in their approach, but all are wonderful, and earn our highest recommendation. We strongly recommend joining and supporting them all.

Compassion and Choices (C&C) is the largest and best-funded group. C&C is leading the charge to get the right to death-with-dignity established in states all around the US. It’s a most wonderful group — please join if you’re not already a member. It also provides trained counselors who can offer advice if you’re suffering intolerably. If this is you, don’t hesitate to call C&C at 800-247-7421.

The Resources Page at the Compassion & Choices website is particularly valuable and contains links to several important fact sheets.

If you support the passage of a medical aid in dying law in Illinois, please contribute to Compassion & Choices, join the Compassion & Choices Action Network, and sign up as an official Volunteer for Compassion and Choices.

The Death With Dignity National Center, based in Oregon where the first death-with-dignity law was passed, serves as a clearinghouse for the movement and does wonderful advocacy work.  Please contribute to the National Center, and also to the Death With Dignity Political Fund.

All of these national groups — Compassion & Choices, and the Death With Dignity National Center — are wonderful, and worth supporting.

Around the US, there are many statewide and local groups, including:

State by state information is available at the C&C website at

And death with dignity is a worldwide movement.  Visit the Aid In Dying Directory for more !!!!