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.
The Maine Senate advanced LD 347, an Act Supporting Death with Dignity, also known as medical aid in dying, today by a vote of 16 to 15. The bill will now move to the House of Representatives, which is expected to vote on it as soon as Friday. In 2015, end-of-life options legislation lost by […]Read More
Compassion & Choices has filed an amicus brief supporting a lawsuit asserting that New York laws against aiding or causing someone else’s death do not apply to physicians who provide medical aid in dying to suffering terminally ill adults who request it. The New York State Court of Appeals is considering hearing the case, Myers […]Read More
The following article originally appeared in the May 2017 American Society of Aging Generations Magazine – End-of-Life Care edition. In his brilliantly written book, Being Mortal, renowned surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande succinctly outlines the dichotomy between the amazing advances in twenty-first century medical technology and our society’s unwillingness to confront death and the dying process […]Read More