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.

Check out what else is happening in the New York movement to expand and protect end-of-life care options!

Each day until lawmakers adjourn for 2021, Compassion & Choices will share the stories of advocates for a total of 60 Reasons to pass the New York Medical Aid in Dying Act NOW.

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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.

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Polling Data

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.


Tools and Resources

tools for end of life planning and decision making.

End-of-Life Planning
Use our step-by-step guide to chart your journey.


advance care planning and resources in Spanish, espanol.

Los recursos en espanol
Los recursos en espanol.


answers to questions about COVID-19, including treatment and end of life.

COVID-19 Toolkit
Get answers to your questions about COVID-19 and end of life care.


tools for end of life planning and decision making.

Resources for Providers
Find resources tailored to the needs of healthcare providers.