DeeDee Welles watched her mother die of ovarian cancer; decades later, she is now diagnosed with the same disease. She does not want to suffer like her mother did, and wants the option to utilize medical aid in dying. If you believe that everyone deserves to be empowered to choose end-of-life care that reflects their values, priorities and beliefs, sign our petition now.
1 in 5 U.S. residents currently have a healthcare option that's denied to the people of Minnesota: the chance to chart their own end-of-life journey.
Medical aid in dying allows terminally ill adults with six months or less to live the option to request and take medication prescribed by their doctor in order to end unbearable suffering. It is entirely optional for both the terminally ill person and the doctor and puts the patient in charge of what happens with their dying process. Studies also show that it not only relieves anxiety for individual patients, but improves palliative care overall.
Access to a peaceful death should not be determined by where you live. Take action today to join the movement to authorize a compassionate end-of-life option.