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    • cyberdude558

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      Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old who said she had terminal brain cancer, took medication to end her life under Oregon’s “Death with Dignity Act,” advocacy group Compassion & Choices said Sunday."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."Mourners grieve on social mediaMaynard passed away Saturday, said the group, which released an official obituary.The epitaph contained a final message from Maynard, who expressed a note of deep thanks to all of her supporters, whom she "sought out like water" during her life and illness."It is people who pause to appreciate life and give thanks who are happiest. If we change our thoughts, we change our world! Love and peace to you all," she said.Maynard graduated from University of California, Berkeley, and earned a Masters in Education from University of California, Irvine, according to the obituary. She was a world traveler who volunteered at a local animal rescue organization before her diagnosis and lived 29 years of "generosity, compassion, education, travel, and humor," it said.Maynard is survived by her husband and his family, her mother and stepfather.

      http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/02/health/oregon-brittany-maynard/index.htmlMaynard was diagnosed earlier this year with stage IV glioblastoma multiforme, a very aggressive form of brain cancer. Doctors said she had 6 months to live at the time.

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    • Anonymous

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      I don’t understand how this is even a question

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    • Anonymous

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      Yes

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    • Anonymous

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      I don't understand how this is even a question

      Well it's illegal in every state other than Oregon. And the Christian conservatives are all upset about it.

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    • Anonymous

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      The question is for the board – and the responses are consistent.  In the US I believe the rights are there for the individual.  For those whose religious affiliation, that is for those individuals to handle.  A lot like other social issues…

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    • Anonymous

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      “Well it’s illegal in every state other than Oregon.”It's not a question of, do you have the right to end your life? That choice is for the individual. The real question here is, should government be permitted to deny you? The distinction is important.

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    • Anonymous

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      The question is for the board - and the responses are consistent.  In the US I believe the rights are there for the individual.  For those whose religious affiliation, that is for those individuals to handle.  A lot like other social issues...

      Yup.

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    • Anonymous

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      I don't understand how this is even a question

      Well it's illegal in every state other than Oregon.

      It shouldn't be, but is it illegal? Maybe its illegal in every state to ASSIST someone with suicide? I don't though, maybe (attempted) suicide is also actually illegal in every state? If so, I doubt it is prosecuted

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    • Anonymous

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      I don't understand how this is even a question

      Well it's illegal in every state other than Oregon.

      It shouldn't be, but is it illegal? Maybe its illegal in every state to ASSIST someone with suicide? I don't though, maybe (attempted) suicide is also actually illegal in every state? If so, I doubt it is prosecuted

      It would certainly be hard to prosecute if successful!

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    • Anonymous

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      I don't understand how this is even a question

      Well it's illegal in every state other than Oregon.

      It shouldn't be, but is it illegal? Maybe its illegal in every state to ASSIST someone with suicide? I don't though, maybe (attempted) suicide is also actually illegal in every state? If so, I doubt it is prosecuted

      It would certainly be hard to prosecute if successful!

      true dat.

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    • GARCIAFAN

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      We now have a firm grasp of the obvious.

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