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Learn about the Issue

On June 12, 2019, Governor Janet Mills signed LD 1313 into law, making Maine the 10th U.S. jurisdiction to protect a terminally ill adult resident’s right to end their own life in a safe, dignified manner if they choose to qualify with their physician and ultimately take the medication on their own. The Maine Death with Dignity Act went into effect on September 19, 2019.

See the full legislative history of the 2019 Maine Death with Dignity Act.

Read more about death with dignity as an end-of-life option and as legislation from the Death with Dignity National Center on their FAQ page.

 

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Contact us to schedule an event at your place of work, your local library, or in your home.  Maine Death with Dignity advocates that people understand the law.  It’s important to know what you support or oppose, and the only way to do that effectively is to inform yourself with the facts.

 

Share your story

In 2014, 29-year-old Brittany Maynard shared her story with the world, helping to bring more visibility and urgency to the ways we sometimes die miserably, despite the best efforts of medical professionals. Your personal story can go a long way to help others continue to understand why this issue is so important.  Every state needs a medical aid in dying law to help terminally ill persons who want access to life-ending medication using a safe, legal process.  Share your story through the National Death with Dignity website to help keep up the momentum.

 

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