Right-to-die advocate’s video out after death


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — To mark what would have been the 30th birthday of Brittany Maynard, a right-to-die advocacy group has issued new video footage of the terminally ill woman three weeks after her death.

In the video, recorded in August, Maynard calls on more states to enact legislation allowing terminally ill people to end life on their own terms. Maynard, terminally ill with brain cancer, grabbed the national spotlight for about a month after publicizing that she and her husband moved to Portland so she could use Oregon’s law to end her life on her own terms.

Maynard ended her life on Nov. 1.

Four states, in addition to Oregon, also allow terminally ill people to end their lives. Compassion & Choices says legislators in about a dozen states plan to introduce right-to-die laws next year.

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