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The Keller-Biehl family and Ohio End of Life Options are so thankful for your donations in her honor.

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Our Mission


To pass a Medical Aid In Dying law for the terminally ill in Ohio


Click over to our Annual Report to find out how we have adapted to this changed world and have continued to work to accomplish our mission.

What is Medical
Aid in Dying?


Medical Aid in Dying laws provide the option for terminally ill and mentally competent adults to request and
obtain a prescription that they may take to end their life peacefully at the time and place they choose.

Our Vision


All Ohioans will have the knowledge
and power to direct their own
end-of-life care.

The values, beliefs, and desires that each person uses to make these decisions will be protected by law and rooted in equity.


The Latest from Ohio End of Life Options…

The Next Book Club is April 8th

All are welcome to join executive director Lisa Vigil Schattinger and other supporters in reading and discussing Absolutely Delicious by Alison Jean Lester.After a life marbled with exploration, academia, and domesticity, the writer Valerie Lester retired to a residential hospice and set about enjoying the final act of her life. She died nine weeks later, having engaged in dying with…

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How We Move Forward in 2021

Through all the events of 2020, we have found that more and more people have a newfound respect for issues surrounding death and end-of-life care. Learn more about our plans to inform more Ohioans about our issue in 2021 during our Virtual Town Hall on February 24th at 7:00 pm. To REGISTER for the meeting, please click “continue reading” below.

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The Person that Inspired Our Mission

Jack Rowe was the stepfather of Lisa Vigil Schattinger, the founder of Ohio End of Life Options. He died peacefully in 2014 using Oregon’s Death with Dignity law. The experience was so profound for Lisa, her mother, Jan Rowe, and their family that Lisa was compelled to create this organization to work to pass a similar law in Ohio.

Watch the video to see more of the story behind our story.

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Addie And Jim O'Neil in bright pinks, purples, and blues on a beautiful day outside.

Stand with Jim in Honoring His Wife, Addie

Jim O’Neil, pictured with his late wife, Addie, wants to pass a law in Ohio in her honor. Her final weeks were unbearable, “If the choice were available, she would’ve taken it gladly.”

Read Jim’s letter about Addie’s death and his plea to Ohioans to support this law.

You can help right now. Email your legislators in support of medical aid in dying for the terminally ill. The letter is written and you can add your own thoughts. Just enter your address and your email will be sent to your legislators.

Here are some other ways to Take Action now.

The Path to Achieving Our Mission

We started small in 2016, but have been picking up steam—and more supporters—ever since.
Our work toward a law in Ohio is built around three core activities focused on three primary groups.

Awareness

It is a challenge for many to talk about death and dying. Finding ways to introduce our issue and build awareness about medical aid in dying is step one.

Education

This complex topic requires clear, fact-based education to core groups so that it can be understood, passed, and successfully administered as law.

Advocacy

We must inspire people to advocate for this issue.
Our work today prevents needless suffering in the future for those Ohioans that choose this option.

Public

We need Ohioans to talk about why they want this option. Personal stories will move other people to join our mission.

Healthcare

The medical, social work, and hospice communities have a stake in all end-of-life issues, including medical aid in dying.

Policy

The most likely path to a medical aid in dying law in Ohio is with the understanding and support of your elected Ohio lawmakers.

Are you ready to join us
on our mission?

The first step is to stay informed! Join our email list and you will hear from us a few times a month about what we are doing and
how you can help. Welcome!

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helps us grow.

Ohio End of Life Options is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
that relies on charitable donations to continue our work.
Please consider donating today.