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Colorado End-of-Life Options Act - Proposition 106 Fact Sheet

10/04/16 at 10:52 AM | Published Under News by Robin Whitten

 

In November 2016, Colorado voters will be asked to vote on Ballot Proposition 106 - "Colorado End-of-Life Options Act."  As an organziation, Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care affirms the fundamental hospice philosophy that hospice values life and neither hastens nor prolongs the dying process. For this reason, Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care is neutral on legislation that legalizes medical aid-in-dying.

We have prepared a Fact Sheet which contains the actual ballot language, as well as important definitions and descriptions that are contained in the proposed statute so voters can be fully informed. The Fact Sheet also includes the process and documentation required, as well as other important information. 

While people across Colorado, the United States, and even the world disagree on the terms "Medical Aid in Dying" versus "Physician Aid in Dying" versus "Physician Assisted Suicide," we can agree that none of these terms is the same as hospice care. Those who oppose medical aid-in-dying and those who support medical aid-in-dying should all agree that earlier, timely access to quality, compassionate palliative and hospice care is an appropriate public policy response that benefits everyone on both sides of this debate.

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