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Brittany Maynard


Her choice and announcement has set off a debate on whether or not suicide should be involved.


PORTLAND, OR (CBS Newspath) –

A 29-year-old woman has announced she is going to end her life on November 1.

Brittany Maynard is terminally ill with brain cancer. The newlywed found out she had cancer on New Year’s Day. After surgery, it got worse.

“They were looking and said it looks like Grade 4 which is the worse and most form of brain cancer,” said Maynard.

She’s been given six months to live and decided to take her death into her own hands.

She and her husband moved from California to Oregon, one of five states with the Death with Dignity Act, or otherwise known as physician-assisted suicide.

It allows terminally ill patients to get a prescription for pills that will end their pain and suffering and their life.

“I can’t tell you the amount of relief it provides me to know that I don’t have to die the way that it’s been described to me that my brain tumor might take me.”



Article and Picture Courtesy of CBS Newspath and WOIO 19 Action News

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