Compassion & Choices, the nation’s largest advocate for end-of-life care and choices, today responded to the arrests in Arizona and Georgia.
“Covert, clandestine aid in dying occurs every day in the U.S.,” said Barbara Coombs Lee, president of Compassion & Choices. “It is a symptom of a national crisis—the unbearable suffering and covert, frightful options that many dying patients face at the end of life. Today’s developments illustrate the desperation patients feel, and the need for rational public policy on end-of-life choices. Only Oregon, Washington and Montana currently have rational policies. Terminally ill patients need laws that provide legal aid in dying now. The time has come to close the door on illegal aid in dying and underground, desperate actions by suffering patients.”
Read the press release here