Compassion & Choices is the nation’s oldest, largest and most active nonprofit working to improve care and expand options for the end of life.
Compassion & Choices kicked off the campaign to pass New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act (S.3151/A.2383) in 2018 with a Capitol news conference today. The lead sponsors of the bill – Senator Diane Savino (IDC-Staten Island) and Amy Paulin (D-Westchester) – along with Assembly Health Committee Chairman Dick Gottfried (D-Manhattan) and other sponsors of the legislation […]Read More
This guest commentary originally appeared for The Quad-City Times Like many other faith leaders, I have spent a great deal of time helping people and families in difficult times, particularly as a Hospice chaplain. Understandably, death is a topic that most people want to avoid talking about. But spiritual leaders embrace dying as a natural […]Read More
Compassion & Choices commended the Girdwood Board of Supervisors for voting unanimously in support of medical aid-in-dying legislation in Alaska. The vote makes Girdwood the first jurisdiction in Alaska to endorse medical aid in dying, a medical practice which gives mentally capable, terminally ill adult state residents with six months or fewer to live the […]Read More