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New Hampshire

A bill authorizing medical aid in dying in New Hampshire is expected to be introduced in 2017.

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History

New Hampshirites introduced aid-in-dying legislation on three separate occasions in the 1990s to no avail. Similarly, the 2010s saw another attempt at laws about end-of-life options. In 2010 a bill was voted down in the Judiciary Committee, in 2011 it failed in the house, and in 2014 it failed to come up for a health committee vote. In the 2015 session, the House approved a measure that would establish a committee to study end-of-life decision making, including aid in dying. It was vetoed by Governor Maggie Hassan.

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/ February 3, 2015

Death-With-Dignity Boom: 26 States Now Considering Laws

The push for end-of-life autonomy has unprecedented strength. Lawmakers continue to advance aid-in-dying legislation in states across the country since Compassion & Choices’ national call to action November 19 – which would have been Brittany Maynard’s 30th birthday. Brittany’s powerful story and clear plea for change energized our on-the-ground campaigns and inspired new leadership in state houses from […]

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/ December 12, 2014

Brittany Maynard Named One of PEOPLE’s 25 Most Intriguing People

(Portland, OR – Dec. 12, 2014) Today’s issue of PEOPLE Magazine recognizes Brittany Maynard as one of the 25 most intriguing people of 2014 for her role as “The Crusader” in the death-with-dignity movement, in partnership with Compassion & Choices. American adults now believe by a record 5-to-1 margin (74% support vs. 14% oppose) that terminally ill adults – in […]

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/ May 30, 2014

Newspaper endorses one-year-old Vermont death-with-dignity law, cites other DWD laws

By Sean Crowley   Yesterday, The [West Lebanon] Valley News, a New Hampshire newspaper with half of its subscribers living in neighboring Vermont, tacitly endorsed Vermont’s one-year-old death-with-dignity law. The endorsement also is significant because death-with-dignity legislation also has been introduced in New Hampshire.  The editorial quoted Compassion & Choices Vermont State Director Linda Waite Simpson, who […]

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