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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A message from our President & CEO

At Compassion & Choices, we remain committed to realizing racial justice at life’s end.

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Latest News

Hawai‘i State Data on Our Care, Our Choice Act Show Broadening Participation; More Education Needed  

The Department of Health today released its annual report detailing usage information during the first full year of the Our Care, Our Choice…

Celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in June and beyond  

Pride month may be over, but our commitment to equity at the end of life for everyone is not. This…

Participation in California End of Life Option Act Increases, But Still Lacks Diversity  

Compassion & Choices says that a new report on California’s law that allows mentally capable, terminally ill adults to use…

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End-of-Life Choice in
Your State 

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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