Medical Aid-in-Dying Campaign Progress

Track our work to keep expanding options nationwide

Advocacy in Action

Compassion & Choices continues leading efforts to authorize, implement and defend medical aid in dying throughout America so people in every state can access the full range of end-of-life options. So far, we have succeeded in authorizing medical aid in dying in 11 jurisdictions: California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Hawai‘i, Maine, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Vermont and Washington.

Compassion & Choices currently heads campaigns in 18 states. This means a state director and staff on the ground bringing lobbying, media, marketing and legal expertise to rally lawmakers and support thousands of volunteers in getting bills passed. Our work is entirely donor-funded.

Latest Results

(Last updated April 5, 2024)

Medical aid in dying has been introduced in 18 states:

Medical aid in dying is under attack in three states:

Updates This Week

Week ending June 7, 2024

Colorado

June 5, Gov. Jared Polis signed SB24-068 into law; it will go into effect August 7.

Massachusetts

June 5, over 70 advocates attended our End of Life Options Massachusetts Coalition Lobby Day. We picked up two votes in the Senate and three in the House, and Gov. Maura Healey confirmed her support.

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VICTORY: Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed the improved End-of-Life Options Act.

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