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Thousands of volunteer advocates and educators are mobilized in every state in the nation. They advance Compassion & Choices’ initiatives to change federal policy to improve care and expand choice, enact and implement state medical aid-in-dying laws, and help patients and their loved ones advocate for care that is consistent with their values and priorities. To learn about campaigns, events and resources in your area, click on your state below or use the dropdown menu.

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/ July 19, 2017

Support for Medical Aid in Dying Rising Among Doctors

Physician support is a vital component of passing and implementing medical aid-in-dying laws, and according to two recent online surveys by Medscape, it’s only been growing in recent years. Medscape’s latest online survey found that 58 percent of 300 doctors in states without medical aid-in-dying laws said they had been in a situation in which […]

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/ July 18, 2017

Compassion & Choices Launches Bilingual Access Campaign to Educate D.C. Residents about Death With Dignity Act

Compassion & Choices today launched a bilingual campaign to educate terminally ill D.C. residents, their families and medical providers about the benefits and requirements of D.C.’s new medical aid-in-dying law that took effect yesterday (Monday, July 17). The mayor’s announcement came four days after the House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment that would invalidate the D.C. law […]

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/ July 17, 2017

Terminally Ill Hawai`i Man Plans to Appeal Dismissal of Medical Aid-in-Dying Case Cites Overwhelming Support for End-of-Life Care Option by Hawai`i Voters

A terminally ill Hawai`i man plans to appeal a ruling last night by a state court judge who dismissed his lawsuit that asserts the state constitution and existing state statutes allow doctors to practice medical aid in dying. Medical aid in dying gives mentally capable, terminally ill adults the option to get a doctor’s prescription for medication […]

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