Grassroots movement to pass the MAID law
April 26, 2021
We are doing a tie-in to the Diane Rehm documentary airing on PBS about death and dignity. There is a grassroots movement to get a MAID (medical assistance in dying) law passed in Arizona. Dr. Fitch is a part of it. He is an oncologist who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma.
Medical assistance in dying is basically giving the opportunity to choose their time of death. Dr. Fitch believes this is allowing terminally ill patients to die with dignity. These patients are usually given less than 6 months to live. MAID has the ability to die peacefully rather than in pain. MAID has been introduced to the legislature every year since 2003 but it still has not been heard.