Aid in Dying in Montana
Medical aid in dying became available in Montana when the state Supreme Court ruled in 2009 that “[The] Rights of the Terminally Ill Act clearly provides that terminally ill patients are entitled to autonomous end-of-life decisions.” Since then, Compassion & Choices Montana has helped fend off repeated legislative challenges — including several bills that would have imprisoned physicians who prescribe aid-in-dying medication.
Ask Your Doctor
Aid in dying has broad public support across Montana. Compassion & Choices encourages Montanans to ask their doctors if they support the option of medical aid in dying for terminally ill patients — and inform their doctors of their support.
Introducing the Compassion & Choices Access Campaign
Understand the Clinical Practice of Aid in Dying
Missoula resident Jessica Grennan will be honored next week by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) as one of the nation’s 40 best and brightest campaign professionals under 40 years old. Grennan’s leadership since 2012 as Compassion & Choices national field and political director helped Vermont in 2013 and California in 2015 become the […]Read More
(Washington, D.C. – Oct. 6, 2015) Compassion & Choices today released a new video featuring California death-with-dignity advocate Brittany Maynard to commemorate the first anniversary of the organization’s partnership with Maynard and her family. The release of never-before-seen excerpts of Maynard’s original video, recorded in Aug. 2014, which launched this historic partnership one year ago today on Oct. […]Read More
(Sacramento, Calif. – Oct. 5, 2015) Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing of California’s End of Life Option Act today should spur legislators in other states to advance bills to allow terminally ill adults the option of medical aid in dying to end unbearable suffering, advocates say. The bill’s signing into law comes one year after Brittany Maynard […]Read More