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On February 16, 2017, Compassion & Choices welcomed the introduction of 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).
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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The following press conference took place on March 1, 2017. Senator Chris Eaton (DFL- Brooklyn Center) and Representative Mike Freiburg (DFL-Golden Valley) along with members of the public, introduce the End of Life Options Act.Read More
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 […]Read More
(Portland, OR – March 10, 2015) Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., and at least 15 states have introduced bills to authorize the medical option of aid in dying since Compassion & Choices released a video-recorded call to action by Brittany Maynard on Nov. 19, the same day that would have been her 30th birthday. Currently, only five states […]Read More