Brittany Maynard died Saturday (with dignity) as she wished, surrounded by her family and friends. She was suffering from terminal brain cancer and was 29-years-old.
She moved to Oregon seeking the “right to die” law. This law allows terminally ill patients to receive medications to end their life, if and when the individual decides they wish to.
She has shown great courage a grace in her passing. Before she passed, she paved the way for other states to adopt this law for terminally ill. She said in an interview that she didn’t feel she was committing suicide, but that the brain cancer was ending her life. She was instead choosing not to suffer the way she knew she would if she allowed the cancer to lead the way. She had been experiencing severe headaches and seizures, which would have become increasingly worse.
Brittany was criticized by many religious groups for her decision to take her own life. One group in particular, said had should have “hope” and should leave her fate in God’s hands. The fact of the matter is that Brittany was going to die and there was no hope left. I believe she had the right to die peacefully and anyone who has seen someone suffer with cancer would probably agree that she did the right thing.
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