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Death With Dignity Act

Dedicated to a Cause

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Coombs Lee

Last Wednesday, March 20, the Connecticut Assembly's Public Health Committee began its consideration of a bill modeled after Oregon's Death with Dignity Act. My heart swelled as I sat with them and heard the witness of these decent, altruistic, dedicated people.

What Dr. Peter Goodwin Taught Us About Death With Dignity

Felice Shapiro | Posted 06.09.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Mid-life presents a flood of issues that force us to deal individually with events not of our own making. However, we are on common ground as we all attempt to seek peace in the aftermath of a death.

Peter Goodwin, Pioneer for Human Liberty

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 05.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Coombs Lee

Eighteen years ago, Dr. Peter Goodwin led the fight to grant Oregonians the right to end-of-life choice. Terminally ill with a rare, fatal brain disease with no known cure, Peter exercised the right to a peaceful death he helped secure.

What We Know From Oregon's 'Death With Dignity' Experiment

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 11.10.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Coombs Lee

We will affirm the true purpose of aid-in-dying medication is to provide comfort and improve the quality of life for dying patients. Physicians intend to comfort, and patients intend to acquire the ability to escape unbearable suffering.