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Category Archive: Press Release

/ 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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/ June 22, 2018

Elogio a Comité de Asignaciones del Senado por Dejar Intacto el Acta de Muerte con Dignidad de D.C.

(22 de junio de 2018) Compassion & Choices elogió al Comité de Asignaciones del Senado por aprobar el jueves en la tarde un proyecto de ley gubernamental sin una cláusula adicional aprobada por el Comité de Asignaciones de la Cámara la semana pasada que derogaría la ley Death With Dignity o Ley Muerte con Dignidad […]

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Senate Appropriations Committee Praised for Leaving D.C. Death with Dignity Act Intact

(June 22, 2018) Compassion & Choices praised the Senate Appropriations Committee for approving a government funding bill on Thursday afternoon without a policy rider approved by the House Appropriations Committee last week that would repeal the D.C. Death with Dignity Act. However, the bill text was not posted online until this morning. The House policy […]

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/ June 18, 2018

TRIBUNAL DE APELACIONES DE CALIF. SUSPENDE LA DECISIÓN DE LA CORTE INFERIOR, REINSTALA LEY DE OPCIÓN DE FIN DE VIDA

(Riverside, Calif.) Un tribunal de apelaciones de California otorgó mociones de emergencia por parte de dos adultos que sufren de enfermedades terminales y un médico representados por Compassion & Choices a un “paro automático” para suspender de inmediato la sentencia de un tribunal inferior que invalida el End of Life Option Act o Ley de […]

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/ June 16, 2018

Calif. Appeals Court Suspends Lower Court Ruling, Reinstates End of Life Option Act

(Riverside, Calif.) A California appeals court today granted emergency motions by the two terminally ill adults and a physician represented by Compassion & Choices for an “automatic stay” to immediately suspend a lower court’s judgment invalidating the End of Life Option Act. The appeals court also granted a motion by Attorney General Xavier Becerra for […]

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/ June 14, 2018

End-of-Life Group Urges Congress to Reject Legislation to Repeal D.C. Death with Dignity Act

(Washington, D.C. – June 14, 2018) Compassion & Choices urged Congress to reject a policy rider attached to a government funding bill approved by the House Appropriations Committee late Wednesday night that would repeal the D.C. Death with Dignity Act. The policy rider is part of the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill for […]

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/ June 11, 2018

AMA Rejects Recommendation to Reaffirm Opposition to Medical Aid in Dying

The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates today voted 56 to 44 percent to reject a report by its Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA) that recommended the AMA maintain its Code of Medical Ethics’ opposition to medical aid in dying. Instead, the House of Delegates referred the report back to CEJA for […]

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