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Category Archive: News

/ February 24, 2017

Opponents of Bill to Make Doctors Liable for Homicide for Providing Aid in Dying Slam Testimony Limit

(Helena, Mont. – Feb. 24, 2017) Opponents of a bill that would make Montana doctors liable for homicide if they provide medical aid in dying to terminally ill adults slammed the House Judiciary Committee for shutting down debate on the legislation by limiting hearing testimony to only 15 minutes for each side. Rep. Ellie Hill […]

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/ February 23, 2017

Mother of Son Who Utilized Medical Aid in Dying to Testify Against Bill to Make Doctors Who Offer It Liable for Homicide

(HELENA, MONTANA — Feb. 23, 2017) A woman whose father, Bob Baxter, led the successful legal fight to authorize medical aid in dying as a peaceful option to end unbearable suffering for terminally ill adults in Montana, will testify tomorrow against a bill to ban the medical practice in the state. Baxter’s daughter, Leslie Mutchler, […]

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/ February 14, 2017

Medical Aid in Dying is a Christian Option to Stop End-of-Life Suffering

I don’t have a problem with the notion of death, because death is a part of life. It’s how we face it and the way we go through the dying process that makes a difference. It’s a blessing that the New York State Legislature is considering a bill to authorize medical aid in dying. Terminally […]

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La muerte médica asistida: una opción cristiana para terminar con el sufrimiento al final de vida

La muerte médica asistida: una opción cristiana para terminar con el sufrimiento al final de vida No tengo ningún problema con la noción de la muerte, porque la muerte es parte de la vida. Es cómo la enfrentamos y el camino que tomamos durante su proceso, lo que hace la diferencia. Es una bendición que la […]

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/ February 13, 2017

House Committee Vote to Overturn Death with Dignity Act is Affront to Will of D.C. Residents

Compassion & Choices blasted the House Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) Committee tonight for voting 22-14 to advance a disapproval resolution, H.J. Res. 27, to overturn the D.C. Death with Dignity Act. The resolution will face a vote by the full House of Representatives this week. “We will work with our partners, advocates and D.C. […]

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/ February 12, 2017

Lawmakers Need to Pass a Bill to Allow Aid in Dying

      A friend bedridden by severe irreversible disease developed badly infected pressure sores. Facing prolonged hospital infection care that wouldn’t change the underlying disease that was rapidly progressing, she decided to go home and let sepsis take its course. A seriously ill acquaintance, who had lost all independence and comfort as she awaited […]

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/ February 9, 2017

Compassion & Choices Launches PSA with Mexican Actor Mauricio Ochmann

Compassion & Choices today released a public service announcement in Spanish featuring Mexican actor Mauricio Ochmann urging Latinos to support the bipartisan Medical Aid in Dying Act  that was reintroduced last month at the state Capitol. Ochmann, known as “Chema Venegas” in the popular Telemundo telenovelas El Chema and El Señor de los Cielos, recorded […]

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/ February 8, 2017

Compassion & Choices Joins DC Vote, National, Regional and Local Organizations to Stop Congressional Attack on D.C. Death with Dignity Act

Today Compassion & Choices joined forces with DC Votes and 26 other national, regional and local groups in delivering a letter to the U.S.House of Representatives calling on Congress to respect the local autonomy of Washington DC and end the attacks on self-determination in governance. The letter is timely because House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason […]

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/ January 25, 2017

165 Marylanders Urge State Legislators to Pass Medical Aid-in-Dying Bill

Compassion & Choices today brought 165 of its Maryland supporters to meet with their state legislators in Annapolis to urge them to pass the “Richard E. Israel and Roger ‘Pip’ Moyer End of Life Options Act.” The legislation would give mentally capable, terminally ill adults with six months or fewer to live the option to […]

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Representative Deborah Armstrong Files HB 171 to Authorize Medical Aid in Dying in New Mexico

SANTA FE, NM– Compassion & Choices and ACLU of New Mexico commend  Representative Deborah Armstrong and co-sponsor, Representative Bill McCamley, for filing the the End-of-Life Options Act, HB 171. The measure would allow mentally capable, terminally ill adults in New Mexico the ability to request a prescription from their doctor that they may self-administer to […]

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