Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman terminally ill with brain cancer, moved from Northern California to Portland, Ore., to take advantage of that state’s law allowing people the option of “death with dignity” — physician-assisted suicide. On Nov. 1, surrounded by her loved ones, she took the final step to end her life. Only five states have some form of euthanasia laws. Should that issue be on more states’ legislative agendas next year? How do you feel about the notion of an individual’s “right to die”?
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