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/ June 24, 2016

Pride Month: Two Movements Deeply Unified

The medical aid-in-dying movement and the LGBT rights movement are deeply intertwined, helping each other achieve monumental progress over the years. From the charge to pass the nation’s first death-with-dignity act in 1994 to allowing same-sex partners to act as healthcare proxies for one another, the two movements have decades of crossover. “Many of us […]

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/ June 23, 2016

Compassion & Choices Pres. Barbara Coombs Lee’s Statement on Canada Euthanasia Law

Last Friday, Canada’s Parliament passed a law authorizing both medical aid in dying and euthanasia as end-of-life options for mentally capable, grievously ill adults with a “reasonably foreseeable” natural death. It is important to note that medical aid in dying and euthanasia are vastly different medical practices. Medical aid in dying enables a terminally ill […]

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