right to die


Brittany Maynard and the right-to-die debate

“No palliative care, terminal sedation, or promise of effective palliative care can give Maynard the thing she treasures now … the hope of gaining control over her disease before it takes her life.” from Washington Post article, How Brittany Maynard may change the right-to die-debate.  It’s become a political issue – will become a legal issue – But how about a more personal take on the issue.  And I don’t mean personal for Brittany – I mean personal for you – the person reading this.   There’s lot’s of opinions in the article – especially on the legal side of things.  Someone even brought gay marriage and and marijuana into the debate – “Now we have a young woman getting people in her generation interested in the issue,” Caplan wrote in article published on Medscape. “Critics are worried about her partly because she’s speaking to that new audience, and they know that the younger generation of America has shifted attitudes about gay marriage and the use of marijuana, and maybe they are going to have that same impact in pushing physician-assisted suicide forward. I can’t help but wonder – why go there? Of course – there’s also the political side – […]