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Category Archive: Press Release

/ February 14, 2018

Grupos Latinos De Salud Respaldan El Proyecto De Ley De Ayuda Médica Para Morir En Nueva York

La Comisión Latina sobre el SIDA y el Hispanic Health Network, anunció hoy que se unirá a Compassion and Choices en la campaña para que se autorice la Ley de Ayuda Médica Para Morir de Nueva York (S.3151/A.2383) lo más pronto posible. El proyecto de ley daría a los Neoyorquinos con enfermedades terminales, la opción […]

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Latino Health Groups Endorse NY Medical Aid-in-Dying Bill

The Latino Commission on AIDS and the Hispanic Health Network announced today that they are joining Compassion & Choices in the campaign to pass New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act (S.3151/A.2383) as quickly as possible. The bill would give terminally ill New Yorkers the option to request a doctor’s prescription for medication they can decide to […]

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/ February 8, 2018

Compassion & Choices Presents Hundreds of Petition Signatures in Support of New Jersey’s Medical Aid-in-Dying Bill to Governor Murphy

Compassion & Choices was joined by advocates, supporters and family members of deceased, terminally Ill New Jerseyans, in presenting over 500 petitions in support of New Jersey’s Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act (A1504/S1072) to Governor Phil Murphy. The petition reads: “Congratulations, Governor Murphy! We look forward to the day when New Jersey […]

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/ February 2, 2018

Compassion & Choices promueve a su Directora de Programa, Kim Callinan, como CEO

Compassion & Choices anunció hoy la promoción de su Directora de Programas, Kim Callinan, como Directora Ejecutiva (CEO). Barbara Coombs Lee, quien en 1994 fue la coautora de la primera ley de ayuda medica para morir en Oregon y ha servido como CEO y Presidenta de la organización que aboga por la defensa de los […]

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Colorado’s Official 1st Annual Report on End-of-Life Options Act Show It’s Working Well

Compassion & Choices lauds Colorado’s first report detailing usage of the End-of-Life Options Act during its first year of implementation. Colorado is one of six states, along with the District of Columbia, where medical aid in dying is authorized as an option for mentally capable, terminally ill adults with six months or less to live […]

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/ February 1, 2018

Compassion & Choices Promotes Chief Program Officer Kim Callinan to CEO

Compassion & Choices today announced the promotion of its chief program officer, Kim Callinan, to chief executive officer (CEO). Barbara Coombs Lee, who co-authored the nation’s first medical aid-in-dying law in Oregon in 1994 and served as CEO and president of the end-of-life care advocacy organization for the last 13 years, will remain president of […]

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/ January 31, 2018

Alaska House Health & Social Services Committee Approves Medical Aid-in-Dying Legislation

Compassion & Choices today praised the Alaska House Health & Social Services Committee for voting 5-2 to approve the End-of-Life Option Act, House Bill 54, which would authorize medical aid in dying in Alaska. Medical aid in dying is a medical practice which gives mentally capable, terminally ill adult state residents with six months or […]

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/ January 30, 2018

Physician Writer, D.C. Entrepreneur Join Compassion & Choices Board of Directors

Dr. Haider Warraich, a physician and writer from Durham, N.C., and Dan Grossman, an entrepreneur from Washington, D.C., have joined the board of directors for Compassion & Choices. A former instructor at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Warraich currently practices medicine at Duke University Medical Center, where he also is a fellow and clinical researcher in […]

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/ January 26, 2018


Compassion & Choices Hawai‘i today applauded the Hawai‘i State AFL-CIO for passing a resolution calling for lawmakers to enact legislation authorizing medical aid in dying. Medical aid in dying gives mentally capable, terminally ill adults with a prognosis of six months or fewer to live the option to request, obtain and self-ingest medication to die […]

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/ January 23, 2018

California End of Life Option Act Advocate Wolf Breiman Dies

Wolf Breiman, whose cancer prompted him to publicly support legislation to give terminally ill Californians the option of medical aid in dying, died peacefully from pneumonia on December 31. He passed away at a hospital, while surrounded by his wife, Debbie Diamond, family and friends. He was 89. “He was such a trooper who never […]

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