Medical aid in dying can seem like a complex issue, but with more than 20 years of evidence from Oregon alone and another 20 years of combined evidence in the other authorized jurisdictions, the laws that authorize this compassionate option have proven not only to protect patients, but to improve care across the end-of-life spectrum. This resource is intended to provide you with up-to-date, data-driven, research-based, patient-driven facts about medical aid in dying and to address the most common questions, concerns and hypothetical claims that we hear across the nation. It is offered in the spirit of partnership, and in the hope that we can build on the positive evidence and experience of the authorized jurisdictions by passing evidence-based legislation in your state.

We thank you for recognizing that this popular bipartisan issue deserves your attention and look forward to the opportunity to assist you in helping to make monumental strides in the fight for patient autonomy at the end of life.