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Tell your lawmakers: Don’t repeal D.C.’s Death with Dignity Act

The House of Representatives approved an amendment from Rep. Andy Harris that would repeal Washington, D.C.’s, Death with Dignity Act. A similar amendment may be introduced in the Senate. This brazen overreach, if successful, could empower opponents to seek a nationwide ban on medical aid in dying.

But this battle isn’t over. We plan to work with our allies in Congress to strip the amendment from any final appropriations bill. And you can protect medical aid in dying by telling your Senators you support D.C’s law and medical aid in dying.

Urge your Senators and your Representative to oppose any attempt to repeal Washington D.C.’s Death with Dignity Act.

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Oppose attempts to overturn medical aid in dying in D.C.
I am your constituent, and I'm writing to urge you to oppose any attempt to overturn Washington, D.C.'s, medical aid-in-dying law.
The American public consistently supports medical aid in dying by large majorities. A recent Lifeway Research survey showed that two thirds of Americans (67%) agree that: "When a person is facing a painful terminal disease, it is morally acceptable to ask for a physician's aid in taking his or her own life."

Members of Congress should not have the right to tell me or any individual who is suffering from a terminal, painful disease that they must continue to suffer until death. Our nation was founded on individual rights and limited government, and these attempts will strip Americans living in our nation's capital of these rights.

D.C. residents have spoken -- they want the right to make their own end-of-life choices in accordance with their own values. They have made it clear they want the option of a peaceful death, and their elected officials heard them: The bill passed the D.C. Council with an 11-2 vote.

In addition to the District, there are now six states where the right to choose a peaceful death is affirmed either by legislation, popular ballot, or a judicial ruling. As your constituent, I ask you to oppose overturning D.C.'s law.