Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

Oct 30, 2014 3:14 PM by News Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A 29-year-old terminally ill woman who expects to take her life under Oregon's assisted-suicide law has released a new video, saying she's feeling well enough to possibly postpone the day she had planned to die.

Brittany Maynard said in early October that she expected to take her life Nov. 1 but might move the day forward or push it back depending on how she felt. While she hasn't completely ruled Saturday out, Maynard says she feels she has some more of her life to live.

Maynard said she was diagnosed with incurable brain cancer earlier this year. Because her home state of California does not have an aid-in-dying law, she moved to Portland and has become an advocate for getting such laws passed in other states.

A nationwide media campaign featuring Maynard's story has gone viral.

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(Photo Courtesy: Tara L. Arrowood/ Compassion and Choices via NBC NEWS)


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