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Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Death with Dignity Act (S 238) was introduced and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 26, 2017.

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/ April 12, 2016

Hospice plus treatment

Today, the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette ran a piece by Barbara Mancini and Mark Dann, Compassion & Choices’ Federal Affairs Director. The two argue that even though hospice care is often high-quality, Medicare beneficiaries are forced to make a choice between palliative hospice care and curable treatments: High quality hospice care can be wonderful because it focuses […]

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/ February 12, 2016

C&C Advocate Speaks at Cato Institute Policy Forum

Barbara Mancini, a Pennsylvania nurse and Compassion & Choices volunteer, spoke at the Cato Institute policy forum “What Are the Rights of the Dying?” last month before a packed room — despite a historic blizzard that shut down Washington, D.C., days earlier.  Mancini’s story is as powerful as it is horrifying. She was arrested and charged with […]

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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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