The Death With Dignity National Center, on its site "About Death With Dignity," available at the Death with Dignity National Center website (accessed Jan. 21, 2009), stated

“The greatest human freedom is to live, and die, according to one’s own desires and beliefs. The most common desire among those with a terminal illness is to die with some measure of dignity. From advance directives to physician-assisted dying, death with dignity is a movement to provide options for the dying to control their own end-of-life care.”

Jan. 21, 2009