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Category Archive: Press Release

/ March 24, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing of “Doctor Imprisonment Bill” Showcased Thinly Veiled Attempt to Overturn Baxter v. Montana

(Helena, Mont. – Mar. 24, 2017) — The Montana Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on SB 360 today, a bill introduced by Sen. Albert Olszewski (SD 6), that would allow the state of Montana to charge physicians with murder for writing a prescription for aid-in-dying medication for a terminally ill adult who requests it […]

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/ March 23, 2017

Compassion & Choices Hawai‘i Responds to House Health Committee Deferral of Medical Aid in Dying Act

(HONOLULU) The House Health Committee today deferred SB 1129, Hawaii’s Medical Aid in Dying Act. Following is a statement from Mary Steiner, campaign manager, Compassion & Choices Hawai‘i: “We are deeply disappointed that the bill did not advance further today, but we remain confident that  the will of the people of Hawai‘i, who so strongly […]

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Newest “Doctor Imprisonment Bill” Slated for Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Tomorrow

(Helena, Mont. – Mar. 23, 2017) A new bill (SB 360) that would allow the state of Montana to imprison doctors for writing a prescription for aid-in-dying medication for a terminally ill adult who requests it to peacefully end their suffering, is slated for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing tomorrow, March 24 at 9:00 a.m. […]

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/ March 21, 2017

El Concejo Municipal de Los Angeles honró al actor mexicano Mauricio Ochmann por su ayuda en la aprobación de la ley “Opción el Final de la Vida” de California

(Los Angeles, CA – 21 de Marzo de 2017) El Concejo Municipal de Los Ángeles otorgó hoy al actor mexicano Mauricio Ochmann un certificado de Honor como agradecimiento por su trabajo en beneficio de la aprobación de la ley “Opción al Final de la Vida” de California, que entró en vigor en junio del año […]

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LA City Council Honors Mexican Actor Mauricio Ochmann for Helping to Pass Calif. End of Life Option Act

(Los Angeles, CA – March 21, 2017) The Los Angeles City Council today honored Mexican actor Mauricio Ochmann with a certificate of honor to thank him for his work to help pass the End of Life Option Act in California that took effect last June. The law gives mentally capable, terminally ill adults with six […]

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/ March 15, 2017

Compassion & Choices and DeathWise Unite to Expand Options and Tools for End-of-Life Planning

Compassion & Choices, the nation’s oldest and most active nonprofit committed to improving care and expanding choice for the end of life, and San Francisco-based DeathWise, a nonprofit that helps people plan for the end of their lives, announced today that they have merged, effective March 9, 2017. DeathWise was founded in 2009 by Anne […]

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/ March 7, 2017

Medical Aid in Dying Act Passes Hawai‘i Senate

(HONOLULU – March 7, 2017)—In a full floor vote, the Hawai‘i Senate today voted 22 to 3 to approve  Senate Bill 1129, the Medical Aid in Dying Act, and refer it to the House of Representatives for further consideration. Medical aid in dying is an end-of-life medical practice in which a terminally ill, mentally capable […]

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/ March 1, 2017

Sen. Chris Eaton and Rep. Mike Freiberg Introduce End-of-Life Option Act for 2017

Compassion & Choices welcomed the introduction of the End-of-Life Option Act for 2017 (SF 1572), a bill to give Minnesotans the option to make end-of-life healthcare decisions that are right for them in the final stages of a terminal illness. Joining bill sponsors Sen. Chris Eaton (DFL – Brooklyn Center) and Rep. Mike Freiberg (DFL […]

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Doctor Death Penalty Bill Defeated in Final Vote by Montana House

(Helena, Mont. – March 1, 2017) The Montana House reversed course today and rejected a bill that would have allowed the state to execute doctors for writing a prescription for aid-in-dying medication for a terminally ill adult who requests it to peacefully end their suffering. The House failed to pass the bill, HB 536, it […]

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/ February 28, 2017

Senate Judiciary & Labor Committee Advances Hawai‘i Medical Aid in Dying Act

(HONOLULU – February 28, 2017) Hawaii’s Medical Aid in Dying Act has cleared another hurdle as the Senate Judiciary & Labor Committee (JDL) voted to pass Senate Bill 1129 (Senate Draft 1) out of committee with amendments, following public decision-making on the bill. Medical aid in dying is an end-of-life medical practice in which a […]

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