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Compassion & Choices Annual Fund 2019


Author(s): Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Publication (Outlet/Website): Medium (Personal)

Publication Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 2019/02/21

There is a need to support the compassionate ending of life. For some, there simply is nothing but pain until they die. Setup in an ethical society would permit the compassionate ending of life.

It would be something in which the individual living through this would make a cognizant choice or could pass the choice to another individual in order to live a healthier life.

The 2019 Annual Fund is important in the ability to pursue this, as Compassion & Choice is one such organization working to help with this level of autonomy at the end of life.

If you have some funds to donate to this enterprise, it would be greatly appreciated, as this would benefit the general welfare of multiple people who may not have the option otherwise — as we move into the future.

In the end, it is about values. Does one value the autonomy of the individual at the end of life, or not? If so, then this may not be a simple issue, but does become a compassionate and individual choice issue.

Moving into 2018, we can see the end of life freedom advancing, slowly. One important advancement was Our Care, Our Choice Act in Hawai’i. If finances are donated to the fund, then the goals for 2019 can be important for guiding the years forward.

Compassion & Choices wants to advance a 10-year goal of the procurement of medical aid in dying for, at least, half of the country. They also want to protect the current gains and increases that have been won so far.

They shift in the conversation is important too. We can find the ways in which Barbara Coombs Lee’s work has been important for the provision of personal stories and advice around and on the issue of end-of-life care and medical assistance in dying.

All of this is important in a multipronged approach to the advancement of end-of-life care. Please donate if you can.


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