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The legacy of Brittany Maynard and the right to die with dignity - Advocacy in Action
Updated Monday, November 9, 2015Following Brittany Maynard’s fight for the right to die with dignity, at least 15 states proposed legislation allowing medical assistance for death. Right to die campaigners realize many of the proposed bills will not end up as law. They view the introduction of legislation as a “testament to the growing support of the Death with Dignity movement.” A 2014 survey of physicians by Medscape found the majority of US physicians in favor of physician assisted death. One physician commented: I believe terminal illnesses such as metastatic cancers or degenerative neurological diseases rob a human of his/her dignity. Provided there is no shred of doubt that the disease is incurable and terminal, I would support a …