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A frank discussion on end-of-life care and terminal illness
A frank discussion on end-of-life care and terminal illness

The story of 29-year-old Brittany Maynard — a former California resident who moved to Oregon for its "death with dignity" law after learning she had incurable brain cancer — prompted many readers to share their own experiences of caring for loved ones facing imminent, painful deaths. After Maynard's death last Saturday, several more readers expressed regret that their family members didn't have the choices Maynard had. Whether or not other states start following Oregon's lead, judging by the letters we've received, Maynard's story has sparked a frank conversation on terminal illness and what choices we have (or don't have) before the...

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