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.
With this news from New Mexico, now is a great time to take action in Ohio. Visit our Take Action page for simple ways you can help spread the word about this issue. Whether you have one minute, 60 minutes, or more, there is always a way that you can take action to help us.
If you have five minutes, you can click here to send an email to your Ohio Legislators. It’s easy. You can use our pre-written letter and add your own thoughts. The letter will be sent to your legislators using your ZIP code. We appreciate your continued advocacy for medical aid in dying for the terminally ill.
Medical Aid in Dying will now be legal in ten states plus The District of Columbia. The map below shows the current status of medical aid in dying laws across the U.S.
The law is a reality in New Mexico today because of the hard work of the New Mexico End-of-Life Options Coalition and the sponsors of the bill, Rep. Debbie Armstrong and Sen. Elizabeth Stefanics.
We are so thankful that more Americans now have this option that can bring peace of mind to those with terminal illnesses. We continue to build our support in Ohio and are so thankful for you and all our supporters. We are proud of the efforts in New Mexico and look forward to the day when a law is a reality in Ohio too.