All the News from Ohio End of Life Options

Keep up with all the news from Ohio End of Life Options on this page. Every story we’ve ever posted is here in reverse chronological order. To find posts on particular topics, choose a category from the column on the left of this page.


Ohio needs a Medical Aid in Dying law

George Will, a Washington Post columnist, is a conservative. But that is not in conflict with his belief that terminally ill people should be able to end their lives using prescription medications. Will made his position clear in two recent pieces published in The Plain Dealer

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The Shapiro Brothers

Jeremy and Eric Shapiro are brothers. Both live and work in and around Shaker Heights, Ohio, not far from where they were born and raised. One is a doctor that treats the body, and the other works to heal the mind. They share the belief that the terminally ill should have access to medical aid in dying, making them part of a nationwide movement to rethink end-of-life care and what it should include.

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Kentucky Doctors Voice Support

Doctors who specialize in geriatric medicine say they’re seeing Kentuckians with advanced cancer and other serious illnesses travel out of state to end their lives on their own terms. It may mean going to Oregon, which as of [4/1/2022] will no longer require a person to establish residency to be eligible for medical aid in dying.

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Who is your someone?

Every day we hear stories from patients and families who want access to a Medical Aid-in-Dying law in Ohio. Some people are currently living with terminal illnesses. Others had loved ones who wanted this option, but they were denied the peaceful end they wanted. You can make a difference in our mission today with a donation that will be doubled.

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Letter to the Editor by Executive Director

Consider U.S. Laws before Canada’s:
Our executive director, Lisa Vigil Schattinger read a piece in the Cleveland Plain Dealer last week and knew immediately that she needed to respond. Her Letter to the Editor was published on Cleveland.com and in the digital/print edition on November 27, 2021.

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Mother’s deathbed request becomes daughter Vikki’s mission.

VIDEO (4 min.): This short video combines Vikki’s experience with her mother, Betty, with information about medical aid in dying to help Ohioans understand the facts about this option. Polling shows that an overwhelming number of Ohioans, across all demographics, want an aid in dying option. Vikki’s story helps explain why.

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We’re Hiring! Join Our Team.

We are looking for a self-motivated part-time (10-15 hours/week) Administrative Assistant to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks. Duties of the Administrative Assistant include providing support to our executive director, board of directors, and contractor staff, assisting in office needs, and managing our company’s general administrative activities with an emphasis on database management.

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The Story of Jack Rowe

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

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Virtual Book Club on 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

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