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In Colorado, terminally ill man's public letter spurs lawmakers to act
In Colorado, terminally ill man's public letter spurs lawmakers to act

Red-faced and teary-eyed, Julie Selsberg struggles to compose herself as she describes her father's last days. "He wanted to die at home at peace," she says, sitting in a Denver coffee shop. "In the end he died suffering. He did not die peacefully." It was, she says, "intolerably cruel." But in the wake of her dad's painful death and very public plea to keep it from happening to others, Selsberg has become the face of new legislation that would allow Colorado's terminally ill more choices over how and when they die. The model is Oregon, where the terminally ill can receive a lethal dose of medication when they choose. Vermont and...

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