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

Rev. Dr. Paul Smith, African American Leadership Council Member

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

Compassion & Choices President, Barbara Coombs Lee, released her new book ‘Finish Strong: Putting YOUR Priorities First at Life’s End’ and is available to order NOW!

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Latest News

Terminally Ill NYC Woman Who Pleaded for NYS Legislature to Pass Medical Aid-in-Dying Bill Dies Before Lawmakers Act  

A terminally ill New York City artist and filmmaker, Barbara Hammer, who did multiple local interviews in February urging the…

Seriously Ill Advocates for MD End-of-Life Option Act Express Concerns that Reported Bill Amendments May Endanger Passing Law This Year  

Seriously ill advocates for the End-of-Life Option Act (SB311/HB399) urged senators Thursday not to add reported amendments to the bill’s…

Maryland Editorials and Opinion Pieces in Support of the End-of-Life Option Act  

The Frederick News-Post editorial, “Right to a peaceful death,” March 11, 2019 “Medical aid in dying, as the End-of-Life Option…

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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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