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Compassion & Choices Biography

Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"

“Compassion & Choices does not support euthanasia, but does support physician aid in dying.”

Email to, Jan. 8, 2007


“Compassion & Choices is the oldest, largest and most comprehensive choice-in-dying organization in the United States. We are a nonprofit organization supported by memberships and donations.
Compassion & Choices was formed by the unification of the nation’s most prominent choice-in-dying organizations, Compassion In Dying and End-of-Life Choices.
Compassion & Choices supports, educates and advocates for choice and care at the end of life. We are committed to maximizing the options for a good death, including improved pain and palliative care, enforcement of living wills and advance directives for health care, and legalization of aid in dying.” (accessed Jan. 8, 2007)


“Support. Educate. Advocate. Choice & Care at the End of Life.” (accessed Jan. 8, 2007)

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  1. Would Financial Motivations Encourage Insurance Companies and Health Care Providers to Promote Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide?
  2. Is the Opposition to Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide Primarily Religious in Nature?
  3. Should Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Extended to People Who Are Not Terminally Ill?