Live life
on your terms

Compassion & Choices improves care, expands options and empowers everyone to chart their end-of-life journey.

Live life
on your terms

Compassion & Choices improves care, expands options and empowers everyone to chart their end-of-life journey.

Learn more about planning your care Take action to improve care and expand end-of-life options

Dr. Omega Silva, Compassion & Choices advocate who was instrumental in our campaign to pass the D.C. Death with Dignity Act, died in April.

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Latest News

Death With Dignity Resolution Passes Through American Ethical Union  

The American Ethical Union (AEU) passed the Death With Dignity resolution by an overwhelming majority during its 105th Assembly. The…

In Memory of Michael Saum, April 18, 1980 – Aug. 6, 2020  

Michael Saum always knew he was going to die from the massive tumor that invaded his brain. But he never…

Thank You, 2020 Summer Legal Fellows  

Compassion & Choices’ Legal Advocacy and Policy department  and the entire Compassion & Choices staff bid a fond farewell to…

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Stories

Brittany Maynard  

Brittany's story went global in a matter of days in October 2014.

"Having this choice at the end of my life has become incredibly important. It has given me a sense of peace during a tumultuous time that otherwise would be dominated by fear, uncertainty and pain."

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Miguel Carrasquillo  

Miguel helped reshape the conversation about end-of-life options in the Latino community.

"I wanted to die the way I lived: with purpose and intention."

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