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The Delaware End of Life Options Act (HB 160) has been passed a key committee in the Delaware House of Representatives, and it’s awaiting a vote by the full house. We’re hopeful we can build support to pass the legislation this year.
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This article originally appeared for the Delaware News Journal Sam was a 42-year-old patient of mine with ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis — also known as Lou Gehrig disease. He was relatively vibrant when he first came to me, but eventually became weaker and had to use a wheelchair to get around. He began having trouble […]Read More
Compassion & Choices and its Delaware supporters today met with Delaware legislators at the state Capitol today to urge them to authorize the end-of-life care option of medical aid in dying. Medical aid in dying gives mentally capable, terminally ill individuals with a prognosis of six months or less to live the option to request, […]Read More
The push for end-of-life autonomy has unprecedented strength. Lawmakers continue to advance aid-in-dying legislation in states across the country since Compassion & Choices’ national call to action November 19 – which would have been Brittany Maynard’s 30th birthday. Brittany’s powerful story and clear plea for change energized our on-the-ground campaigns and inspired new leadership in state houses from […]Read More