End-of-Life Choice, Death with Dignity, Palliative Care and Counseling


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Death With Dignity – 6 Word Story Project

These personal stories and intimate portraits of death-with-dignity advocates is part of Compassion & Choices Massachusetts 2014-15 campaign to raise awareness about the need for a compassionate aid in dying law in our state. This online slide show tells each person’s story in a few words. Please share it with your family, friends and social networks to help us spread the word. Thanks to everyone who contributed their story for making this project possible!

Photo Credit: Robert Linsdell

Our momentum in Massachusetts is growing, as shown in increasing legislative and popular support for death with dignity.

Popular support for death with dignity has grown to over 70 percent in Massachusetts, and C&C is leveraging that into legislative support for a bill in 2015. Currently there are 39 (and counting) lawmakers co-sponsoring an aid-in-dying bill – that’s almost 20% of the legislature. Our team in Massachusetts also devotes a lot of energy to getting information about end-of-life options and advance planning into every corner of the state. Contact state campaign manager, Marie Manis (information below), to get involved and help make aid in dying accessible in Massachusetts.


Massachusetts Advance Directive

If your end-of-life plans aren’t in place yet, download and complete the following Advance Directive

Sign the Petition

Passage of a Death with Dignity law would make Massachusetts the sixth state in our nation to legalize aid in dying, after Oregon, Washington, Montana and Vermont.
Print, sign and mail this petition today to show your support.


Please check back later for an update on Massachusetts events.

Contact Information

To learn how you can get involved with Compassion & Choices please contact [email protected] via email or call 800-247-7421.

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Contact your elected officials.

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