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Oregon Case Renews Right-to-Die Debate

The recent death of a young woman in Oregon has sparked a renewed national conversation over the so-called right to die. On Saturday, Brittany Maynard, who suffered from inoperable brain cancer, took a lethal dose of barbiturates. In the months between her diagnosis and her death, the 29-year-old campaigned to raise awareness about "death with dignity" laws, which allow doctors to provide medication to terminally ill patients who choose to end their own lives. Three states –...

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