Oregon state has a “Death with Dignity Act” which I think is absolutely fabulous. When you consider a person loses dignity, and has no quality of life, this should definitely be an option!
Four other states – Washington, Montana, Vermont and New Mexico – have authorized aid in dying. Compassion & Choices has campaigns in place in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey.
Canada also has an organisation – Dignity with Dying. On June 5, 2014, Quebec passed Bill 52, An Act respecting end-of-life care by an overwhelming 94 to 22 vote in the National Assembly of Québec. This non-partisan vote represents how democracy works at its finest.