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Brittany Maynard: People Defend Her Decision To Die

Wed, October 8, 2014 10:27am EDT by 31 Comments
Brittany Maynard Death With Dignity
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Brittany Maynard is a 29-year-old woman making headlines for her choice to die with dignity after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. As her death date looms, her supporters have taken to Twitter to send her their best wishes and defend her controversial choice.

There’s no denying that Brittany Maynard‘s choice to take her own life before terminal brain cancer ends it for her is a controversial one. However, the fact remains that Brittany lives in Oregon, where their Death With Dignity Act has left that choice in Brittany’s hands. While many of her detractors are calling it suicide, others are praising her for her courage.

Brittany Maynard’s Death With Dignity Choice: People Support Her On Twitter

Brittany insists in a lengthy blog post that her decision to die is not suicide. “I’ve had the medication for weeks. I am not suicidal. If I were, I would have consumed that medication long ago,” she wrote. “I do not want to die. But I am dying. And I want to die on my own terms.

“Now that I’ve had the prescription filled and it’s in my possession, I have experienced a tremendous sense of relief.”

Here’s what some of her supports have been saying on Twitter:

Brittany Maynard & Husband Dan Diaz Were Hoping To Start A Family

Poor Brittany. She had just gotten married to husband Dan Diaz, 42, when she started experiencing debilitating headaches. Doctors discovered a tumor, and surgery was no help — the cancer only grew worse. Brittany and Dan had been hoping to start a family, and now Brittany has scheduled her own death for November 1.

HollywoodLifers, share your thoughts about Brittany’s story below.

— Amanda Mitchell

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