Florida Death with Dignity Act

The Oregon and Washington Death with dignity Acts allow mentally competent, terminally ill adult state residents to voluntarily request and receive prescription medication to hasten their death. This is one of the many end-of-life care options available in Oregon and Washington.

Let's pass legislation to allow terminally ill adult residents in the state of Florida the same human freedom.
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  • Adam Charles Lewis I want Florida to pass a measure exactly like the one passed in New Jersey where the patients can choose the manor of death and the timing.

  • Jean downs I want to help getting this passed. I live in the villages. Over 100,000 of us are over 55 and waiting for someone to do something.

  • Jim Grant In my case it was our father who suffered for 10 long years with Multiple system atrophy, formerly called Shy-Drager Syndrome, very similar to ALS and Lou Gehrig's disease. At the end, Dad was incapable of movement, or speech, or controlling any bodily functions. He literally watched his body die while being mentally aware of every decline. We had to hoist his body from bed to chair and chair to bed again with an electronic lift. He could only communicate in his advanced stage by blinking his eyes for yes or no, but that failed him also. I watched him die asking him to tell me what he wanted, but I could not even understand him when he was asking for help. We had to attend to discharging his bodily waste, clean and bathe him, and spoon feed him with baby food. Is this anyway to come to the end of your wonderful life? --Certainly our compassionate and so called intelligent political system must find a way for all citizens to have Dignity in Dying, not just three states.

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    Adam Charles Lewis

    4 weeks ago Comments: I want Florida to pass a measure exactly like the one passed in New Jersey where the patients can choose the manor of death and the timing.
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    Jean downs

    4 weeks ago Comments: I want to help getting this passed. I live in the villages. Over 100,000 of us are over 55 and waiting for someone to do something.
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    Jim Grant, United States

    4 weeks ago Comments: In my case it was our father who suffered for 10 long years with Multiple system atrophy, formerly called Shy-Drager Syndrome, very similar to ALS and Lou Gehrig's disease. At the end, Dad was incapable of movement, or speech, or controlling any bodily functions. He literally watched his body die while being mentally aware of every decline. We had to hoist his body from bed to chair and chair to bed again with an electronic lift. He could only communicate in his advanced stage by blinking his eyes for yes or no, but that failed him also. I watched him die asking him to tell me what he wanted, but I could not even understand him when he was asking for help. We had to attend to discharging his bodily waste, clean and bathe him, and spoon feed him with baby food. Is this anyway to come to the end of your wonderful life? --Certainly our compassionate and so called intelligent political system must find a way for all citizens to have Dignity in Dying, not just three states.
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