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Minnesota’s Compassionate Care Act, modeled after Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act, was heard in the Senate Health, Human Services & Housing Committee on March 16, 2016. After extensive testimony, including from Brittany Maynard’s husband Dan Diaz who traveled from California, the bill was withdrawn for this year. Senate author Sen. Chris Eaton pledged to re-introduce the legislation in 2017 and to continue educating the public and elected officials across the state about the need for the law.
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Compassion & Choices welcomed the introduction of the End-of-Life Option Act for 2017 (SF 1572), a bill to give Minnesotans the option to make end-of-life healthcare decisions that are right for them in the final stages of a terminal illness. Joining bill sponsors Sen. Chris Eaton (DFL – Brooklyn Center) and Rep. Mike Freiberg (DFL […]Read More
Minnesotans overwhelmingly support medical aid in dying. A survey conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research in September 2016 shows that a broad majority of Minnesotans (73%) support legislation to authorize medical aid in dying for terminally ill adults (including 55% who strongly support). In contrast, only 22% oppose it. The breadth of the support for […]Read More
Most Minnesotans agree terminally ill adults should have the option of medical aid in dying, according to two State Fair polls conducted by the state Senate and state House of Representatives. In the Senate poll, 68% percent of respondents said they support medical aid in dying; the the House poll, support is 67%. In both […]Read More