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Coloradans overwhelmingly voted to make medical aid in dying an accessible end-of-life care option for terminally ill people. And on December 16, 2016, Colorado's Governor Hickenlooper signed the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act into law. Now, terminally ill adults in their final stage of life may request and receive from their doctor a prescription to bring about a peaceful death if their suffering becomes unbearable. Compassion & Choices is launching a Colorado Access Campaign to ensure that dying people who are suffering have access to the law. Check out the many valuable resources available on this page to learn more.

This big win comes just eight months after Compassion & Choices and the Compassion & Choices Action Network made the strategic decision to invest in the Colorado ballot initiative as the next, best opportunity for a statewide win.

Use the dropdown menu at the top of the page to access information about the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act, eligibility requirements, info for healthcare providers, Spanish language resources and more. 

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/ December 8, 2016

Majority of Hispanics in U.S. Support Medical Aid in Dying

As my 35-year-old friend Miguel Carrasquillo took his last breath in June, he urged fellow Latinos to embrace the option of medical aid in dying to prevent the unbearable suffering that he experienced because it was not available to him. Miguel became Compassion & Choices’ first terminally ill Latino advocate for medical aid in dying […]

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/ December 7, 2016

Compassion & Choices Lanza Campaña Bilingüe Para Educar a Colorado Sobre ley de Ayuda Médica Para Morir

Compassion & Choices lanzó hoy una campaña estatal bilingüe para educar a los residentes de Colorado con enfermedades terminales, sus familiares y proveedores de salud, sobre los beneficios y requisitos de la nueva ley de muerte asistida que se espera entre en vigor este mes. Los 30 puntos de margen de victoria que obtuvo la […]

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