Last updated on: 6/4/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Compassion & Choices Biography

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

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

Email to ProCon.org, Jan. 8, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“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.”

www.compassionandchoices.org (accessed Jan. 8, 2007)

Mission:

“Support. Educate. Advocate. Choice & Care at the End of Life.”

www.compassionandchoices.org (accessed Jan. 8, 2007)

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