For the first time ever, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Health has passed H.1926/S.1208, an important bill that will allow terminally ill people to receive compassionate medical aid-in-dying.
Now is our chance to pass this law and ensure that Massachusetts joins Vermont, Maine, Washington D.C., New Jersey, and 6 other states that already offer these end-of-life options.
This measure would create a patient-driven system that honors the values and beliefs of the individual, allowing terminally ill people to die in the comfort of their homes without receiving unwanted medical care.
Unfortunately, religious groups, including the Catholic Church, vigorously oppose this common-sense legislation.
Although approximately 80% of Americans desire to pass away in the comfort of their own home, less than 20% actually do so. We need your help to pass this important legislation to allow terminally ill people in Massachusetts to die with dignity, in peace.