Brittany Maynard: Oregon's Death with Dignity law in national spotlight (links)

November 3, 2014 1:51 PM

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The death over the weekend of Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old terminally ill California woman who moved to Portland to use the state's Death with Dignity act has triggered an outpouring of reaction from readers and put Oregon in the national spotlight.

Maynard's death was confirmed Sunday by the nonprofit Compassion & Choices, the organization that had chronicled Maynard's decision in a series of videos. Earlier this year, Maynard was diagnosed with a grade four glioblastoma, a highly malignant and aggressive form of brain tumor.

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