About End Choices

​The State of Oregon became the first state in the U.S. to pass the Death with Dignity Act in 1994, making it legal for a mentally-competent, terminally-ill adult, with a prognosis of 6 months or less to live, to end their life through the voluntary self-administration of lethal medications prescribed by a physician for this purpose.

This was a great victory that allowed eligible Oregonians a more compassionate end-of-life choice. Unfortunately, many people with unbearable or incurable conditions are not eligible to take advantage of the choice provided through the Death with Dignity Act. But there are major gaps in the current law.

End Choices is a non-profit organization with tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status that was formed to educate Oregonians on the law and advocate for expanding compassionate end-of-life choices in the State.

Click below to learn how you can help in this effort.

Letter From the Director...


In the beginning, End Choices was me telling my story. After this video was made, I created a little hand out poster and started talking to and educating anybody that would listen to me about the need to expand end-of-life options in Oregon.


Then I decided it was time to meet with Senator Arnie Roblan. He was already well aware of the need to have our options expanded. Hearing how I was going to use my funds and seeing my enthusiasm about educating the public he committed to sponsoring an expansion of our Death with Dignity Law in 2019.


This gives me approximately one year to educate the state of Oregon about the need for compassionate citizens to voice their support for expanding our end-of-life options. So, I started End Choices, an Oregon nonprofit organization with tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status. Donations to End Choices are tax deductible and will help offset our costs for ‘getting the word out’.

Bruce Yelle,

Senior Advocate & End of Life Educator

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