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End of Life Choice

'Heaven Or Hospital'? Parents Allow Child To Make End-Of-Life Choice

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.28.2015 | Crime

Should a dying child have the right to decide between "heaven or the hospital? An Oregon family’s decision to respect the end-of-life choice of thei...

Thank You, Brittany

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 01.02.2015 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

What Brittany did for Compassion & Choices, and for you and me, far exceeds what any one person might ordinarily have done. Hers was an extraordinary demonstration of how to live, and die.

In the Cause(s) of Justice

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Fran Moreland Johns

Aggressive plans to legalize death with dignity are underway in several other states. Most supporters -- this writer included -- believe it will only take a few more until the movement for compassion, autonomy and justice at life's end becomes a right to everyone in the U.S.

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.

Two Movements Approach the Tipping Point

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Barbara Coombs Lee

There are similarities between the movement for death with dignity and LGBT dignity. Like other movements for human liberty, seminal events mark a trajectory toward inevitable success.