Saturday, November 8, 2014

Medically assisted dying in Oregon: Brittany Maynard, RIP

Here's the story from NBC
Death With Dignity Advocate Brittany Maynard Dies in Oregon

"Brittany Maynard fulfilled her final wish Saturday, purposely ending her own life on her own schedule, activists close to her family confirmed Sunday night.

She was 29. She was diagnosed earlier this year with a fatal brain tumor — told the cancer likely would kill her in six months. But she had no intention, she said, of allowing the disease to control how she lived, or how she died."

Here are some related websites with further information on Ms. Maynard and on the death with dignity movement:
To expand the death-with-dignity option to all

Compassion and Choices

My previous posts on the debates and developments surrounding dignity in dying/ assisted suicide are here.

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