The Massachusetts State legislature did not advance the Medical Aid in Dying Act this year (H2381/S1383) — however, supporters advanced aid in dying further than ever before by submitting over 69,000 letters to legislators. We also hand-delivered an open letter with 1,946 signatures to Massachusetts legislators, insisting they pass the End of Life Options Act. We are prepared to continue the fight next session.

Death with Dignity and Compassion & Choices team members deliver our open letter!

Last month, we kicked off our first Facebook Live event, “How to Talk to Legislators in Your District” with Val Lovelace from Maine Death with Dignity and Leesa Stevens from Arizona End-of-Life Options. It was a great success! Click here to view the recording.

Our second livestream event, “All Roads Lead to Advocacy” is August 18 at 7:00 PM ET. We hope to see you there! Click here for more information.

We also want to acknowledge the death of a fierce Death with Dignity advocate, Dr. Heidi Henson, from Massachusetts on June 29, 2022 . Her story continues to resonate with advocates across the Commonwealth and beyond. Rest gently, Heidi. 

This marks the end of this year’s legislative session. We will resume monthly updates in January, 2023.  Learn more and track the latest news where you live on our State Map.