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Iowa

On February 16, 2017, the End-of-Life Option Act for 2017 (SF 215/HF 299), co-sponsored by Senator Joe Bolkcom (D-Iowa City) and Representative Brian Meyer (D-Des Moines), was introduced and referred to the Human Resources Committee.

Unfortunately, the bill was not heard during the 2017 legislative session. Compassion & Choices is working to organize in Iowa, and have established a volunteer force. Join our efforts by clicking here. Let’s advance medical aid-in-dying legislation together.

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History

Legislative attempts in Iowa happened in 2006, and the 2015-2016 biennium. SF 2051 and HF 65, both titled “Iowa’s Death with Dignity Act”, failed to meet a committee deadlines, though the senate bill did receive an initial hearing.

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/ January 2, 2018

The Christian case for right-to-die

This guest commentary originally appeared for The Quad-City Times Like many other faith leaders, I have spent a great deal of time helping people and families in difficult times, particularly as a Hospice chaplain. Understandably, death is a topic that most people want to avoid talking about. But spiritual leaders embrace dying as a natural […]

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/ February 12, 2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Wendy Smith

Wendy Smith RN, MSN discovered hospice her last year of nursing school after responding to a flier asking for hospice volunteers. “I absolutely loved it,” she recalls. “When my patients were actively dying, it didn’t matter if it was two or four in the morning, I was there with them – even though at the […]

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