Earlier this month, Death with Dignity got the chance to sit down with legislators from across New York and speak with them about why they support Death with Dignity. The conversations provided an amazing insight into the professional backgrounds, religious beliefs, family members, and constituent stories that turned each legislator into a champion for the New York Medical Aid in Dying Act.

Senator Jessica Scarcella-Spanton, came to support Death with Dignity after working for our longtime sponsor in New York, former Senator Diane Savino. She grounds her support for Death with Dignity in the fact that medical aid in dying is, above all else, an option that patients should have the right to consider for themselves, at the end of life.