Compassion & Choices-New Mexico works alongside state and local groups and with policy makers to help ensure that everyone can have a peaceful death.
Morris v New Mexico
Aja Riggs, a New Mexico woman with advanced uterine cancer, and physicians Katherine Morris and Aroop Mangalik are asking a New Mexico court to rule that the state’s statute against “assisting suicide” does not cover the medical practice of aid in dying.
The case asserts that the choice of a dying patient for a peaceful death is not ‘suicide’ and the physician does not assist such a patient in ‘committing suicide.’ Laura Schauer Ives, managing attorney for the ACLU of New Mexico, and Compassion & Choices Director of Legal Affairs Kathryn Tucker represent the plaintiffs.
Contact your Legislator
Use this link to help you write to your state and federal legislators and tell them how you feel about access to aid-in-dying in New Mexico. It is quick, easy and very important. Please speak out today and help us ensure end-of-life choice to all patients.
If your end-of-life plans aren’t in place yet, download and complete the following Advance Directive:
Find Out More
Contact Compassion & Choices-New Mexico Campaign Manager Erin Marshall at (505) 980-5355 to learn more and get involved.