End of Life Debate Not Dead
Brittany Maynard purposefully ended her own life on Saturday, Nov. 2 at her Portland, Oregon home. The twenty-nine year old continues to provide a face for the controversial end-of-life-care debate.
Last spring, Maynard was diagnosed with a stage 4 glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer. Doctors gave her six months to live.
She attracted public attention when she announced her plan to kill herself using doctor-administered drugs sanctioned under Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act.