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Category Archive: Press Release

/ 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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/ June 7, 2018

Tom La Follette, Terminally Ill Delawarean, Makes Impassioned Plea for Medical Aid in Dying

Compassion & Choices today released a video featuring Tom La Follette, a New Castle County resident who is battling Kaposi’s sarcoma, a terminal, opportunistic infection from HIV/AIDS. This past year, Tom joined thousands of his fellow Delawareans in advocating for the state’s legislature to pass the End of Life Options Act, HB 160, Delaware’s proposed […]

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/ June 4, 2018

Actor Mauricio Ochmann, Activista Dolores Huerta, Lideran Californianos en Lucha para Salvar Ley de Opción de Fin de Vida

Compassion & Choices lanzó hoy videos bilingües con el actor mexicano Mauricio Ochmann y la activista de derechos civiles Dolores Huerta instando a los latinos en California a unirse para defender la ley recién suspendida, End of Life Option Act o Ley de Opción de Fin de Vida por la cual lucharon tanto. Hace 10 […]

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Actor Mauricio Ochmann, Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta Lead Californians in Fight to Save End of Life Option Act

Compassion & Choices today launched bilingual videos featuring Mexican actor Mauricio Ochmann and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta urging Latinos in California to join them in defending the suspended End of Life Option Act they fought so hard to pass. Ten days ago on May 24, a California judge issued a judgment invalidating the law, […]

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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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