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Unfortunately, the bill was not heard during the 2017 legislative session. We know that the vast majority of Minnesotans want access to medical aid in dying. Compassion & Choices is organizing in Minnesota and mobilizing volunteers to send a strong message to lawmakers. If you would like to join an Action Team to mobilize your community clicking here. Let’s advance medical aid-in-dying legislation together.
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extensive testimony, including from Brittany Maynard’s husband Dan Diaz who traveled from California, the bill was withdrawn for this year.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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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
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