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Category Archive: Press Release

/ October 10, 2018

NYS American Academy of Family Physicians Helps Persuade American Academy of Family Physicians to Adopt New Position on Medical Aid in Dying

The New York State Academy of Family Physicians helped persuade the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) late Tuesday to adopt a new position of “engaged neutrality” on the issue of medical aid in dying. Since the new position by AAFP, the second largest component society of the AMA with more than 131,400 members, is […]

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/ October 9, 2018

American Academy of Family Physicians Adopts New Position of “Engaged Neutrality” on Medical Aid in Dying

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), broke ranks with the American Medical Association (AMA) today, by adopting a new position of “engaged neutrality” on the issue of medical aid in dying. Since the new position by AAFP, the second largest component society of the AMA with more than 120,000 members, is at odds with the […]

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/ September 18, 2018

End-of-Life Care Nonprofit Earns 4-star Rating from Charity Navigator for 8th Consecutive Year

Compassion & Choices, a national nonprofit organization committed to improving care and expanding options for the end of life, has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity navigator, for the 8th straight year. Only 3 percent of charities Charity Navigator evaluates receive at least 8 consecutive 4-star evaluations. Charity Navigator’s 4-star […]

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/ September 13, 2018

Santa Fe City Council Passes Resolution in Support of Medical Aid in Dying

Compassion & Choices commended the Santa Fe City Council for voting on a bipartisan resolution in support of medical aid-in-dying legislation in New Mexico (6-2). The vote makes Santa Fe the second jurisdiction in New Mexico to endorse medical aid in dying, a medical practice which gives mentally capable, terminally ill adults with six months […]

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/ August 27, 2018

Healthcare Advocacy Group Praises Actor Mauricio Ochmann for Breaking Records in Film about Child Who Goes Blind, Ya Veremos (We’ll See)

A leading healthcare advocacy group, Compassion & Choices, today praised Hollywood actor Mauricio Ochmann for his record-breaking movie about a child dealing with the separation of his parents when he is told he is going blind. The movie, Ya Veremos (We’ll See), which earlier this month had the second-biggest opening weekend ever for a Mexican […]

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Grupo Lider de Cuidados de Salud Elógia al Actor Mauricio Ochmann por Romper Récords en la Película Ya Veremos

Un grupo líder de cuidados de la salud, Compassion & Choices, elogió hoy al actor de Hollywood Mauricio Ochmann por su película que está rompiendo récords, la cual trata sobre un niño que lidia con la separación de sus padres cuando le dicen que se está quedando ciego. La película, Ya Veremos que a principios […]

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/ August 1, 2018

End-of-Life Group Thanks Senate for Rejecting House Rider to Repeal D.C. Death with Dignity Act

Compassion & Choices thanked the Senate for rejecting a policy rider today attached to a government funding bill approved on July 19 by the U.S. House of Representatives, which would repeal the D.C. Death with Dignity Act. The policy rider was part of the House-approved version of the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related […]

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/ 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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