Week 13/2015 in the Death with Dignity Movement

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Last week the Death with Dignity movement registered an important success in California, where the Senate Health Committee approved the proposed Senate Bill 128 – End of Life Option Act by 6 votes to 2, with 1 abstention. The bill now moves to the Judiciary Committee, with a hearing scheduled for Tuesday, April 7. Bills also moved through the Maryland and Minnesota legislatures. We learned that Tennessee will see a proposed bill this week as well, bringing the number of jurisdictions considering Death with Dignity this session to 25 (including District of Columbia).

These are the highlights of the most important developments in the movement around the United States from March 22 to March 28, 2015, with the corresponding media coverage.

California

The Senate Health Committee approved SB 128 with a 7 to 2 vote.

Maryland

The state Assembly considered the Richard E. Israel and Roger “Pip” Moyer Death With Dignity Act.

Minnesota

The bill introduced the previous week got some attention.

Elsewhere

Image by Jason McHuff.

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