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Faced with a terminal diagnosis, New Yorkers deserve the full range of options for care at the end of life, including medical aid in dying. Medical aid in dying allows terminally ill adults to get a prescription they can take to end their life peacefully.
On April 14, hundreds of advocates joined our virtual rally urging NY lawmakers to #StoptheSuffering and pass the New York Medical Aid in Dying Act. We kicked off our 2021 campaign to pass the New York Medical Aid in Dying Act (A.4321A/S.6471) on January 25 with a virtual rally and the airing of our first-ever television commercial.
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- Sign up to receive the latest updates on the New York campaign.
- Attend an Event in New York: Meet others while learning more about end of life options.
- Contact Your New York Lawmakers: Urge your lawmakers to support medical aid in dying legislation.
- Sign our Petition to Support Medical Aid in Dying in New York: Demand that medical aid in dying be authorized in New York!
- Join a New York Action Team: Join others to help enact legislation that improves care and expands end-of-life choice. See our Toolkit for Volunteers.
- Schedule an event: We’ll help you host an event to educate others and encourage them to take action.
- Get Inspired: Read why New Yorkers deserve the full range options for care at the end of life.
- Learn about medical aid in dying: Our display shows you everything you need to know about medical aid in dying in New York.
Compassion & Choices New York is building support for the bill. From Buffalo to Long Island, the North Country to Brooklyn and everywhere in between, our staff and volunteers are working to host events and film screenings, participate in public dialogue, and offer workshops on advance planning and end-of-life options to communities across the state.
- Sign up to receive the latest updates on what’s happening in New York.
- Watch the January, 2020, press conference
- Read what’s happening in NY now
- Read a report on the history of the New York and New Jersey campaigns
Two thirds of New Yorkers feel that allowing doctors to legally prescribe lethal drugs to help terminally ill patients end their own lives should be an end-of-life option in the state. See more polling data.
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