Brittany Maynard, 29-year-old a death with dignity advocate with terminal brain cancer, ended her life in her Oregon home on November 1st. Oregon is one of five states in the U.S. where death with dignity is authorized. Her choice has been controversial - mainly by those who oppose assisted suicide but also by those with religious reasons.
On October 27, 1997 Oregon enacted the Death with Dignity Act which allows terminally-ill Oregonians to end their lives through the voluntary self-administration of lethal medications, expressly prescribed by a physician for that purpose
The reason I'm posting this is because when I was talking to my roommate about it last night, she completely disagreed with Brittany Maynard's choice. I thought it would spark up an interesting debate on here.
I think that she had every right to go the way she did. She chose the way that she wanted to die and not the way that the doctors told her the cancer would take her. I think that everyone deserves the right to choose how they would like to die when they are faced with something like this. I commend the people who fight until the very end, but I don't think that everyone has that in them.
How do you feel about death with dignity/assisted suicide?