Countless New Yorkers suffer every day the New York State Legislature delays a vote on the Medical Aid in Dying Act. Each day until lawmakers adjourn for 2021, Compassion & Choices will show lawmakers 60 Reasons to pass the bill NOW. Read each reason below, then urge your lawmakers to pass the Medical Aid in Dying Act NOW.

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Reason #2: Because those who are chronically subjected to health disparities deserve to learn about and have access to end-of-life options that can help them achieve peace, comfort, and dignity an the end of life.  

Dr. Jeff Gardere is a clinical psychologist, an ordained Interfaith Minister and an associate professor at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City.

There are too many terminally ill, dying New Yorkers who are unnecessarily suffering at the end of life. There are too many New Yorkers who passed away advocating for passage of this law. We owe it to all of them to provide an end-of-life option that offers peace, comfort and dignity.

Read Dr. Jeff's Story