Compassion & Choices is the nation’s oldest, largest and most active nonprofit working to improve care and expand options for the end of life.
DENVER, CO (Feb. 21, 2017) — Coloradans today met with their state legislators to emphasize the importance of protecting the End-of-Life Options Act, reminding them that voters passed the new law by an overwhelming 30-point margin (65% vs. 35%) in November. The End-of-Life Options Act allows mentally capable adults in Colorado who are in the […]Read More
The District of Columbia’s medical aid-in-dying bill, the D.C. Death with Dignity Act, will take effect tomorrow, Sat., Feb. 18, because opponents failed to get the support necessary in Congress to stop the bill from becoming law. The Death with Dignity Act was transmitted by the D.C. Council to the House and Senate on Jan. […]Read More
I hope I’m wrong. It seems to me that in spite of a general population that is strongly (70% or so) in favor of Death with Dignity legislation, the current political mood might be too contentious and too distracted to favor personal rights issues. Still, here in Maine we are gearing up to try again […]Read More