New Yorkers have always been ahead of national trends, especially when it comes to individual and civil rights. Compassion & Choices’ staff has been on the ground in New York for years, advancing the conversation about end-of-life care. With the momentum of our California victory, we believe that now is the time to make New York the sixth state to authorize medical aid-in-dying. Compassion & Choices is dedicating more resources here than ever before to make it happen, but our success depends on the continued support of people like you.
Though public support and legislative momentum is promising, passing aid-in-dying legislation is always challenging due to entrenched special interest opposition. We will need your help to get the word out, recruit volunteers and educate your communities.
Please sign our petition and commit to passing a death-with-dignity law in New York:
I feel strongly that terminally ill, mentally capable adults should have the right to medication they can use to achieve a peaceful death if their suffering becomes unbearable.