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Category Archive: News

/ July 19, 2018

Lobbyist, Pastor Who Helped Pass CA End of Life Option Act Join Compassion & Choices Board

Compassion & Choices today announced it has appointed a lobbyist and a pastor, both of whom helped in its campaign to pass the 2015 California End of Life Option Act, to its board of directors. The new board members are the Rev. Madison T. Shockley II, the pastor of the Pilgrim United Church of Christ […]

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End-of-Life Group Urges Senate to Reject House Rider to Repeal D.C. Death with Dignity Act

Compassion & Choices urged the Senate to reject a policy rider attached to a government funding bill approved today by the U.S. House of Representatives, which would repeal the D.C. Death with Dignity Act. While D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton authored an amendment to eliminate the rider, the House Rules Committee refused to allow even […]

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/ July 11, 2018

Falmouth Becomes 6th Jurisdiction in Massachusetts to Endorse Medical Aid-in-Dying Legislation

(Falmouth, Mass.) Falmouth became the sixth jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Monday night to pass a resolution endorsing medical aid-in-dying legislation. The Falmouth Board of Selectmen passed the resolution with 4 yes votes and 1 abstention. The resolution will be transmitted to the governor and lawmakers who represent Falmouth in the Legislature. It calls […]

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/ July 3, 2018

More Medicare patients dying at home, JAMA study finds

https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/more-medicare-patients-dying-at-home-jama-study-finds/526477/

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/ June 26, 2018

New Report Shows Implementation of California End of Life Option Act Improving

The 2017 data from the California Department of Public Health about the End of Life Option Act clearly demonstrates Compassion & Choices’ increasing success in educating both healthcare providers and the public about the law since the department’s 2016 report. Terminally ill Californians utilized the law about twice as much in 2017 as they did […]

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Actor Mauricio Ochmann Visits a Terminally Ill Californian

In 2014, actor Mauricio Ochmann became the first Hollywood celebrity to publicly endorse Compassion & Choices’ campaign to pass medical aid-in-dying legislation in California, at a time when many Latinos were reluctant to discuss end-of-life care issues. He was joined by civil rights activist Dolores Huerta and civil rights activist, actor and director Edward James […]

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/ June 13, 2018

Chicago Tribune: American Medical Association re-examining opposition to physician-assisted suicide

Read the article here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-ama-assisted-suicide-0612-story.html

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/ June 1, 2018

Terminally Ill Adults, Doctor File Notice of Appeal of Ruling Voiding California Medical Aid-in-Dying Law

Two terminally ill adults and a physician in California today filed a notice of appeal of a lower court’s decisions in a lawsuit seeking to overturn the California End of Life Option Act. The decisions include the rejection on Wednesday of a motion filed by a physician and two terminally ill adults urging the judge […]

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/ May 31, 2018

Idaho Law Voiding Pregnant Women’s Living Wills Is Unconstitutional, Groups Say

Compassion & Choices and Legal Voice have filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of four Idaho women. The lawsuit, Almerico et al. v. State of Idaho et al, challenges the constitutionality of an Idaho statute that invalidates a person’s advance directive for end-of-life care if they have been diagnosed as pregnant. Idaho’s Medical Consent and […]

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Tribunal de California Rechaza la Moción del Grupo para Cancelar el Fallo que Anula Ley de Ayuda Médica Para Morir

Un Tribunal Superior de Riverside rechazó una moción presentada por Compassion & Choices en nombre de un médico y dos adultos con enfermedades terminales instando al juez a “anular” (es decir, cancelar) su juicio la semana pasada invalidando el End of Life Option Act o Ley de Opción de Fin de Vida. Sin embargo, el […]

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