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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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Colorado Governor Signs Law Making Access to Medical Aid in Dying More Equitable for Terminally Ill Adults
June 6, 2024

Compassion & Choices, alongside advocates and clinicians, praised Colorado Governor Jared Polis for signing legislation (SB24-068) Wednesday to significantly improve access to medical aid in dying for terminally ill patients.  The Colorado End-of-Life Options Act, originally enacted into law via a ballot initiative with 65% voter support in 2016, gives terminally ill, mentally capable adults…

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Senator Scarcella-Spanton & Assembly Member Septimo Visit Longtime Staten Islander, Dying of ALS, Who Wants To Be 1st New Yorker to Use NY’s Medical Aid in Dying Act, If Legislature Passes Bill Before Session Ends Friday
June 3, 2024

Lifelong New Yorker Brian Moffett, 66, who hopes to be the first person to use New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act because he is dying of ALS and wants to pass peacefully, was visited Monday by Senator Jessica Scarcella-Spanton (D-Staten Island) and Assembly Member Amanda Septimo (D-Bronx) at a Manhattan rehab facility.

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