PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — To mark what would have been the 30th birthday of Brittany Maynard, a right-to-die advocacy group has issued three weeks after her death new video footage of the terminally ill woman.
In the video titled “Take Action for Brittany,” recorded in August, Maynard calls on more states to enact legislation allowing terminally ill people to end life on their own terms.
Shortly after she was married, Maynard was diagnosed with the deadliest form of brain cancer. She grabbed the national spotlight for about a month after publicizing that she and her husband moved to Portland so she could use Oregon's law to end her life on her own terms.
Maynard ended her life on Nov. 1, two days after her husband's birthday.
Four states, in addition to Oregon, also allow terminally ill people to end their lives. Compassion & Choices says legislators in about a dozen states plan to introduce right-to-die laws next year.