Should we have the right to choose the way we die?
A 29-year-old woman who was diagnosed with a terminal form of cancer in her brain this year has decided that she is going to determine when to end her life.READ MORE: Stagg High Stabbing Suspect Anthony Gray Ordered To Undergo Mental Evaluation
Newly married Brittnay Maynard was told on January 1, 2014 by a doctor that persistent headaches she was experiencing were caused by the malignant tumor, according to People magazine. At first, she was told that she had maybe a decade to live, but in April, she was diagnosed with Stage 4 glioblastoma, which would likely kill her in six months.READ MORE: Tuesday's Show Info (5/17/22)
Maynard then decided to take her own life on her own terms. She, her husband and parents moved from San Francisco to Oregon, which has death-with-dignity laws, People reports.MORE NEWS: Boosted Californians Getting COVID At Twice The Rate Of Those Vaccinated But Not Boosted
On November 1, the day after her birthday, she reportedly plans to take a pill that will painlessly end her life.