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Currently, there is no pending legislative activity in Illinois, however, Compassion & Choices expands our reach to new states all the time. Learn how to get involved below.



Compassion & Choices is a part of a coalition in Illinois working to authorize medical aid in dying in the state. Learn more about the Illinois End-of-Life Options Coalition by clicking here.

To join a Compassion & Choices volunteer action team in Illinois, get started by clicking here.

/ July 14, 2016

Jorge Ramos Writes Op-Ed About Miguel Carrasquillo

Univision Anchor Jorge Ramos wrote the following piece about meeting Miguel. Click here to read the op-ed in Spanish. Miguel Carrasquillo, 35, didn’t die as he wanted. He died in pain after enduring months of agony. Miguel wanted doctors to end his pain by helping him to die, but none of them could legally do […]

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/ June 22, 2016

Sign our thank you card for Miguel Carrasquillo

Our supporters received this message today from Patricia A. González-Portillo, Compassion & Choices’ national Latino communications manager: I want to tell you the story of Miguel Carrasquillo, an amazing young man from Puerto Rico. In the face of terminal illness, he spent his final days fighting for the rights of other dying individuals. Sadly, Miguel died […]

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/ June 16, 2016

My Dying Wish for Other Dying Adults

This piece was originally published in El Diario. By the time you read this piece, I will be dead. But unlike Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old woman with terminal brain cancer who inspired the passage of California’s new End of Life Option Act, I am unlikely to die peacefully from my brain tumor as she did after […]

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