New Mexico has just become the ninth state to pass legislation allowing access to Medical Aid in Dying for the terminally ill. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Options Act into law at noon on April 8, 2021. We are thankful that more Americans will now have this option that brings such peace of mind to those with terminal illnesses. … [Read more...] about New Mexico Passes Medical Aid in Dying Legislation
Death with Dignity Laws
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
Ann Rowland is an outspoken advocate for death with dignity legislation in Ohio. Her personal experiences with terminally ill relatives and a desire to make an impact brought her to Ohio End of Life Options. She has served on our board of directors since December 2018. Ann is a retired Assistant U.S. Attorney and so has a unique perspective and interest in the legislative … [Read more...] about The Plain Dealer Publishes Opinion Piece by Ann Rowland
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