Brittany Maynard's Story Moves New York Lawmakers To Introduce Death With Dignity Bill

February 18, 2015 1:55 AM

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Brittany Maynard's Story Moves New York Lawmakers To Introduce Death With Dignity Bill

New York state lawmakers have introduced a "death with dignity" bill that would make the state the sixth in the U.S. to allow terminally ill adults to end their own lives with doctor-prescribed medicine.

“The option to end one’s suffering when facing the final stages of a terminal illness should be a basic human right, and not dependent upon one’s zip code,” state Sen. Diane Savino (D-Staten Island) said in a statement Tuesday.

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