Commemorating one year of death with dignity in Maine through interviews with people whose personal stories demonstrate the wide-reaching impact of the state's aid-in-dying law.
It has been four years since California’s End of Life Option Act took effect, and a year since Governor Janet Mills signed the Maine Death with Dignity Act into law. Both assisted dying statutes were results of multi-decade campaigns and personal stories.
A recap of Death with Dignity's event, "Looking Back, Moving Forward: Commemorating 25 Years of Death with Dignity," held November 8, 2019 in Portland, Oregon.
Five years ago today, Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old with terminal brain cancer, used the Oregon Death with Dignity to die peacefully.
The Maine Death with Dignity Act went into effect today, making the Pine Tree State the nation's ninth jurisdiction with a death with dignity statute.
New Jersey's Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act continues providing residents with a terminal illness the option of assisted dying to relieve unbearable suffering at the end of life.
Oregon Governor Brown has signed a bill that will allow some people on the verge of dying the ability to forego a 15-day waiting period after they have completed all of the other requirements to legally use the law.
The California Department of Public Health has released its latest report on the use of the End of Life Option Act. The report, covering 2018, shows that 337 Californians took medications to hasten their death.
The passage of death with dignity laws has had an impact that extends far beyond providing a heretofore unavailable end-of-life option. Death with dignity has improved end-of-life care nationwide.
Riverside County Superior Court judge Daniel A. Ottolia yesterday officially overturned the California End of Life Option Act. The California End of Life Option Act is no longer in effect (for now).