‘Death with dignity’ advocate Brittany Maynard takes her life


CNN: The 29-year-old diagnosed with terminal brain cancer took medication to end her life under Oregon’s “Death with Dignity Act.”

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CNN: The 29-year-old diagnosed with terminal brain cancer took medication to end her life under Oregon’s “Death with Dignity Act.”

“Brittany chose to make a well thought out and informed choice to Die With Dignity in the face of such a terrible, painful, and incurable illness,” a post on her website said. “She moved to Oregon to pass away in a little yellow house she picked out in the beautiful city of Portland.”

In a statement, Compassion & Choices, an end-of-life choice advocacy group that has been working closely with Maynard, said she “died as she intended — peacefully in her bedroom, in the arms of her loved ones.”

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