We are advocates for an expansion of, and respect for, End of Life options and specifically for enactment of Medical Aid in Dying legislation in North Carolina

Medical Aid in Dying, also known as “Death with Dignity”, allows a competent adult diagnosed by a willingly-participating medical practitioner, to be suffering from a terminal, incurable illness, with less than 6 months of life expectancy,  the option of taking medication that will humanely end their intractable pain and profound, intolerable suffering.  The individual has the right to self administer the medication if, and when they choose, often in the comforting surroundings of their home, surrounded by family and friends.

Latest:  NM Gov Michelle Lujan signs HB47, the Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Options Act, the 11th US jurisdiction to authorize MAID; the law goes into effect June 18, 2021

Here's what we believe:

We believe in respecting an individual's desire and decision to choose the manner of their death, with dignity and in peace, and under circumstances of the individual's choosing, including the when, where and how.

Educate and Inform

We seek to make North Carolinians aware of their options to make sure their end of life choices represent their preferences and that their death is as painless and dignified as possible, and consistent with their wishes.

Provide Choice

For many, life will be worth the struggle, no matter the suffering and incapacity. For others, a wish to hasten the inevitable and avoid futile treatment under a self-directed plan, according to one’s planning and timing is a last act of autonomy and willfulness.

 

Enact Legislation

We urge our N.C. legislature to join the 10 other states, the District of Columbia and at least seven countries (including Canada), which offer their citizens a choice of peacefully terminating their life when death has become an imminent and insufferable inevitability.

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We are a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit operating on a shoestring budget. We depend on your generosity to be able to continue.

We are advocates for the compassionate treatment of those facing the painful inevitability of imminent death. We seek to enhance awareness of, and expand options for, End of Life. But we can't do this without your financial help.