Legal Advocacy

Compassion & Choices is committed to enforcing and expanding the rights of terminally ill people. Through our work in the courts, we fight to ensure that everyone can receive high-quality end-of-life care that is in line with their values, wishes and beliefs. We have been at the forefront of end-of-life care legal issues. Examples include the fight to explicitly authorize, expand and defend access to medical aid in dying as well as the effort to remove unnecessary restrictions from and secure compliance with advance care planning documents. In every case it is involved in, Compassion & Choices’ legal team prioritizes and seeks to advance patient-directed care.

Compassion & Choices Legal Team at the Massachusetts courthouse

Part of the Kligler legal team, including attorneys from Morgan Lewis, O'Melveny and Compassion & Choices at the Supreme Judicial Court in Boston.

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Compassion & Choices 2024 Engagement Fellow Interview: Isabella Carr and Securing Compassionate Deaths for Fat People
June 11, 2024

In this interview Isabella Carr, a graduate student at Harvard Divinity School and Compassion & Choices’ engagement fellow, discusses her background and interest in end-of-life care. Isabella talks about working with fat people and addressing the unique needs and challenges they face at the end of life. Isabella notes the importance of providing compassionate care…

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