Brittany Maynard chose assisted suicide

Brittany Maynard chose assisted suicide

Women and Adversity: Assisted Suicide

Brittany Maynard

When I hear “assisted suicide,” I think of the 1969 movie “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” People accept animals being euthanized, but when a human being is considered, the reaction is, “How cruel!”

I’m Catholic and can’t consider assisted suicide, but what is humane? Hospice is humane. Assisted suicide is humane.

Brittany Maynard, who would have been 30 Nov. 19, chose to end her life in a humane way. Suffering from brain cancer, she endured seizures and other painful effects and chose to work with www.compassionandchoices.org to put an end to her suffering.

Brittany moved from California to Oregon where it is legal for a physician to prescribe  drugs to end a terminally ill patient’s suffering to end his or her life. Washington, Montana, Vermont and New Mexico are states that allow people to seek help to end their lives. Humans suffer incurable conditions when animals are put to sleep peacefully? Think about it.

Article By: Jo Ann Mathews

I’ve been a professional freelance writer for several years and specialize in writing feature stories. I have more than a 1,000 bylines to my credit and have written on countless topics from autism to zoology. My columns on fashion and the Internet appeared in a Chicago area newspaper in the 90s. “Brunswick Buzz,” the column in The Sun News, the Myrtle Beach, S.C. daily, ran for seven years then “Events on the North Strand” took over in October 2013, also in The Sun News.

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