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Ilse G., Compassion & Choices Advocate

Compassion & Choices President, Barbara Coombs Lee, will release her new book ‘Finish Strong: Putting YOUR Priorities First at Life’s End’ on January 8th. Learn more about the book and read the preface today!

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Latest News

California Appeals Court Overturns Ruling That Imperiled End of Life Option Act  

A California appeals court on November 27 directed a superior trial court to nullify its judgment from last May that…

Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Charles Miller  

An active supporter of Compassion & Choices since 2012 as well as a member of our Doctors for Dignity program,…

Compassion & Choices Attorney Honored for Diversity Work  

In November, Compassion & Choices Staff Attorney Jonathan Patterson received the Oregon State Bar (OSB) President’s Diversity & Inclusion Award….

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End-of-Life Choice in
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See what laws are in place, get resources, learn about our campaigns and how you can get involved.

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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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