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.
(Sacramento, Calif. – June 27, 2017) The California Department of Public Health today released its first report detailing usage information during the first half-year of the End of Life Option Act’s implementation. The law gives mentally capable, terminally ill adults with six months or fewer to live the option to request a doctor’s prescription for […]Read More
Compassion & Choices and its Delaware supporters met with lawmakers at the state Capitol June 21 to urge them to pass the End of Life Options Act, which would authorize medical aid in dying for terminally ill residents. The bill, authored by Rep. Paul Baumbach, passed out of the House Health and Human Development Committee […]Read More
This month, Compassion & Choices salutes a phenomenal advocate for end-of-life choice and a fearless icon of social justice across the globe, our friend Lord Joel Joffe, who died June 18 at age 85. He hailed from South Africa, and in the 1960s represented Nelson Mandela and eight others who were being persecuted for their […]Read More