Could Brittany Maynard Have Been Saved?

By Nancy Valko This week, CBS’ 60 Minutes reported that FDA has just granted “breakthrough status” for an innovative treatment for glioblastoma brain cancer that was first reported by 60 Minutes on March 29, 2015. Brittany Maynard had glioblastoma and died by physician-assisted suicide on November 1, 2014, just 5 months before the original TV …

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What will be the Legacies of Brittany Maynard and Lauren Hill?

  By Dave Andrusko I was in line at the grocery store, looked to my left, and there, on the cover of People Magazine, was Dan Diaz, the husband of Brittany Maynard, who took her own life November 1, 2014. Maynard, suffering with a terminal brain cancer, immediately became the “face of the right to …

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Two women facing terminal brain disease, two profoundly different legacies

  By Dave Andrusko I am convinced that anyone who read our stories about Brittany Maynard would come away knowing two things. We were deeply respectful of what she was going through and the enormous impact her terminal brain disease had on this young woman and her family. But just as our hearts were filled …

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Maynard Advocacy Threatens Vulnerable

  By Wesley J. Smith The San Francisco Chronicle columnist, Debra J. Saunders (my wife), has a really good piece out about the Brittany Maynard tragedy. The Hemlock Society Compassion and Choices wants to exploit her assisted suicide as a crow bar to pry open California and other states to legalizing doctor-prescribed death. That would …

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Brittany Maynard: RIP

  By Dave Andrusko NRL News Today has posted many stories on Brittany Maynard, who after announcing she would commit assisted suicide Saturday, sent out an incredibly powerful video announcing that she had postponed that action. As you no doubt know by now, for whatever combination of reasons, Maynard, who was suffering from terminal cancer, …

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Don’t rob them of hope, Brittany

  By Denis Strangman Editor’s note. The following appears at mercatornet.com. Brittany Maynard is a 29-year-old woman who learned not long after her wedding that she had an aggressive brain tumour. She has therefore announced that she has chosen to die on November 1, taking advantage of Oregon’s assisted suicide law. A video that she …

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Brittany Maynard: The Vultures Circle

  By Wesley J. Smith I wasn’t going to write about the Brittany Maynard assisted suicide frenzy. Maynard is apparently dying of brain cancer at age 29, and has decided to mount a pro-assisted suicide campaign, announcing she will kill herself on November 1. I wasn’t going to write about Maynard because I am not …

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Compassion & Choices uses tragedy to promote its assisted suicide agenda

  By Dave Andrusko Like most people will, I suspect, I have a multitude of reactions to news that a 29-year-old woman is teaming up with Compassion & Choices to use her own assisted suicide to help convince the state of California to open the door currently closed to assisted suicide. First, the background. Shortly …

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