The nation’s first Death with Dignity Act, co-authored by Compassion & Choices President Barbara Coombs Lee, was affirmed by an Oregon ballot initiative in 1994. Barbara was the chief spokesperson for this monumental law through two statewide campaigns, in 1994 and 1997. The first authorized prescription for medical aid in dying was written in December 1997 by Dr. Peter Reagan, former Compassion & Choices medical director.

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