A society that originated in the United States and has spread to other nations to promote euthanasia for the incurably ill who seek to end their lives to avoid a painful period of terminal suffering for themselves and their nearest and dearest. In 2003, the Hemlock Society changed its name to End-of-Life Choices, and in 2004, End-of-Life Choices merged with Compassion in Dying. The organization is now known as Compassion and Choices. Information about it and the methods it advocates is at http://www.compassionandchoices.org/.
Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.