We would like to thank Board Member Vikki Miller and Policy Committee Member David Goodman (pictured) for making their voices heard in Ohio's newspapers. Every voice makes a difference. Visit our Take Action page to find ways to use your voice, and write to your legislators. The Plain Dealer printed an opinion column by David Goodman, a valued member of our Policy … [Read more...] about David Goodman’s Opinion Piece at Cleveland.com, Letters to the Editor Make a Difference!
Cleveland.com posted a letter to the editor today submitted by our founder Lisa Vigil Schattinger. Show your support today by commenting on the article directly at Cleveland.com. Also today, Maine's Death with Dignity law went into effect. This is a great chance to contact your legislators to let them know that Ohioans also want this option. It will take you less than 2 … [Read more...] about Cleveland.com Letter: “Give terminally ill Ohioans Access to end-of-life options”
Ohio End of Life Options hosted an exhibit table for the second year in a row at the family physician's annual conference in Columbus last weekend. Dr. Diana Spade (see photo below) shared her experiences. She has been a volunteer to both patients and doctors who participated in Oregon's Death with Dignity Act while living in Oregon. She recently moved to Columbus, Ohio and … [Read more...] about Questions answered at the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians conference
Maine's legislature passed Death with Dignity legislation. Governor Mills just signed it making Maine the ninth jurisdiction to pass a Death with Dignity law. This means that 20% of Americans may obtain medical aid in dying. But terminally ill Ohioans do not have this option yet. Let's use Maine's experience to raise media and public interest. Here we have listed some EASY … [Read more...] about Breaking News! Maine Passes a Death with Dignity Law. How you can raise awareness.
I did not know it at the time, but I started a new journey a few years ago when my stepfather Jack was diagnosed with terminal cancer. The first steps on this path were alongside my mother and Jack from the time of his diagnosis until the day that our family surrounded him with love when he died peacefully at home. Without Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act, he would not have … [Read more...] about My journey in Ohio and what we can learn from those of New Jersey, Vermont & Colorado