Status of Medical Aid in Dying

The Maine Death with Dignity Act (LD 1313) was signed into law by Governor Janet Mills on June 12, 2019. This victory is a culmination of nearly a decade of work by local activist group Maine Death with Dignity and the Death with Dignity National Center. Maine Death with Dignity leads efforts in the state to implement the law.

Maine Death With Dignity educates residents on medical aid in dying and patient choice.

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The Will to Move Bills
May 26, 2017

Because, frustratingly, it isn’t always the case, seeing the will of the people reflected in legislative action feels encouraging, regardless of the near-term outcome. And every success helps move the movement forward. Aid-in-dying bills in both Nevada and Maine – states which boast 72 and 70 percent support among residents for the option respectively –…

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Maine Senate Advances End-of-Life Options Legislation
May 18, 2017

The Maine Senate advanced  LD 347, an Act Supporting Death with Dignity, also known as medical aid in dying, today by a vote of 16 to 15. The bill will now move to the House of Representatives, which is expected to vote on it as soon as Friday. In 2015, end-of-life options legislation lost by…

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