A SHORT VIDEO OF AN 82 YEAR OLD WOMAN WHO HAS DECIDED TO END HER LIFE.
The video that accompanies this post is of an 82 year old woman a former nun and philosophy professor who has decided to have a medical assist in dying.
Your first response is likely to be one of shock. She has been ravaged by cancer and the treatments to stop it. She is choosing to end her life and her rationale and logic are clear. Making a choice to treat cancer has consequences which can cure you, devastate your quality of life, or even kill you.
Watch this with an eye towards what you would choose if you were impacted by cancer and had exhausted your options. In nine states in the US you can make this choice, in others it would not be permitted. There are forces actively working to make it impossible for anyone to ask for relief from their suffering. Among them is one member of the Supreme Court (Justice Gorsuch) who has written a book opposing Medical Assistance in Dying. If you believe that this is a right (as a substantial majority of those polled do, express your opinions as a constituents to both local and congressional leaders. Support Compassion and Choices, a national organization which is actively advocating for the right to die.