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/ January 23, 2018

California End of Life Option Act Advocate Wolf Breiman Dies

Wolf Breiman, whose cancer prompted him to publicly support legislation to give terminally ill Californians the option of medical aid in dying, died peacefully from pneumonia on December 31. He passed away in his home, while surrounded by his wife, Debbie Diamond, family and friends. He was 89. “He was such a trooper who never […]

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/ January 19, 2018

Group Warns New Health “Conscience and Religious Freedom Division” Threatens Patients End-of-Life Care

(Washington, D.C. – Jan. 19, 2018) Compassion & Choices today warned that the new “Conscience and Religious Freedom Division” in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights threatens patients’ legal rights to access all end-of life care options. The HHS “conscience protections” are designed to help healthcare providers “file […]

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/ January 10, 2018

Legislators, Advocates and Compassion & Choices Kick Off the Campaign to Pass New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act in 2018

Compassion & Choices kicked off the campaign to pass New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act (S.3151/A.2383) in 2018 with a Capitol news conference today. The lead sponsors of the bill – Senator Diane Savino (IDC-Staten Island) and Amy Paulin (D-Westchester) – along with Assembly Health Committee Chairman Dick Gottfried (D-Manhattan) and other sponsors of the legislation […]

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