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Timeline of Death with Dignity in Florida

2022

2022

Local NPR Affiliate WQCS releases In Focus podcast, ‘Death with Dignity’, featuring Florida Death with Dignity founder Tony Ray, who shares how his mother’s story led him to the aid-in-dying movement.  

2021

2021

Orlando Sentinel publishes op-ed, posing the question, “Why on earth must someone who already is in the process of dying continue to suffer the pain and loss of dignity until their last breath?”

2020

2020

Florida Death with Dignity officially organizes as a 501(c)(3).

Florida Senator Kevin Rader introduces the first aid-in-dying bill in Florida’s history: SB1800, the Florida Death with Dignity Act.

2017

2017

Florida Today publishes op-ed saying Florida should follow the lead of other states by enacting a Death with Dignity law.

2015

2015

Florida’s Sun Sentinel Editorial Board publishes an opinion that suggests the need to start discussing Death with Dignity in Florida, despite its emotional complexity.