In October, terminally ill cancer patient, Brittany Maynard, became the face of the assisted suicide movement in our country. Brittany had stage IV glioblastoma multiforme, which is the most deadly form of brain cancer and was given six-months to live.
After her diagnosis, Brittany decided to move from her California home to Oregon so she could have access to lethal drugs to use to take her life. Oregon is one of five states, along with New Mexico, Montana, Washington, and Vermont that allow assisted suicide for terminally ill patients. Tragically, on November 2nd, Brittany legally ended her own life with a lethal dose of Phenobarbital.
Now, a lawmaker is proposing a bill to legalize assisted suicide in Colorado.
A Colorado lawmaker is proposing a bill to allow assisted suicide in our state.
The death with dignity bill is still being drafted but it already has a lot of people talking, 7NEWS Anchor Christine Chang reported.