Live life
on your terms

Compassion & Choices improves care, expands options and empowers everyone to chart their end-of-life journey.

Live life
on your terms

Compassion & Choices improves care, expands options and empowers everyone to chart their end-of-life journey.

Learn more about planning your care Take action to improve care and expand end-of-life options

Rev. Dr. Paul Smith, African American Leadership Council Member

Learn more about planning your care Take action to improve care and expand end-of-life options

Compassion & Choices President, Barbara Coombs Lee, released her new book ‘Finish Strong: Putting YOUR Priorities First at Life’s End’ and is available to order NOW!

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Latest News

New Jersey newspapers have published 18 opinion pieces urging state lawmakers to aid in dying bill in last year!  

New Jersey newspapers have now published 18 columns, editorials and opeds since last March urging the state legislature to pass…

End-of-Life Legislation Receives Hearing by Connecticut Joint Public Health Committee  

Compassion & Choices and its Connecticut supporters testified before the state legislature’s Joint Public Health Committee in support of legislation…

Terminally Ill NYC Woman Who Pleaded for NYS Legislature to Pass Medical Aid-in-Dying Bill Dies Before Lawmakers Act  

A terminally ill New York City artist and filmmaker, Barbara Hammer, who did multiple local interviews in February urging the…

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End-of-Life Choice in
Your State 

See what laws are in place, get resources, learn about our campaigns and how you can get involved.

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Stories

Brittany Maynard  

Brittany's story went global in a matter of days in October 2014.

"Having this choice at the end of my life has become incredibly important. It has given me a sense of peace during a tumultuous time that otherwise would be dominated by fear, uncertainty and pain."

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Miguel Carrasquillo  

Miguel helped reshape the conversation about end-of-life options in the Latino community.

"I wanted to die the way I lived: with purpose and intention."

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