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Who Has The Right To Die?

Green denotes states in which aid in dying is authorized, orange denotes states in which Compassion & Choices is currently running advocacy …

New Jersey

Family Struggles With Father's Wish To Die

When 66-year-old Robert Schwimmer was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2013, he didn't take it all that seriously. His doctors told him it was "operable," and that was the only word he seemed to hear.<p>Now he's in hospice care and, as he tells NPR's Rachel Martin, he accepts that he's no longer …

The Right to Live -- And Die -- On Your Own Terms

I write and talk frequently about how to live life on your own terms -- how to make the most of the days you have and enjoy what you do with purpose and passion. But have you ever thought about the right to die on your terms?<p>I'm not talking about accidental deaths or wrongful deaths. I am referring …

Californians deserve the right to die with dignity

Although 70% of Californians support physician-assisted suicide, it remains illegal in this state. Despite a remarkably successful 20-year-old law in Oregon that set up a process for what that state calls "death with dignity," the Legislature in California has not introduced a bill on the subject …

California lawmakers introduce right-to-die bill inspired by Brittany Maynard

California lawmakers are considering granting the dying wish of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old newlywed who left the state and moved to Oregon after she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.<p>On Wednesday, Maynard’s husband and her mother stood with California lawmakers to introduce a bill that …

Washington State

Right-to-Die Law Proposed in California

The End of Life Option Act would allow doctors to prescribe lethal doses of medications to terminally ill patients with six months or less to live, …

California

California bill would legalize assisted death for the terminally ill

It was a dying wish of Brittany Maynard, after a terminal cancer diagnosis led her to move to Portland, Ore., so she could legally end her life, that her home state of California would someday adopt Oregon's death-with-dignity law<p>On Wednesday, three months after Maynard's death at age 29 drew …