Monday, October 13, 2008

One Patient's Struggle with Death with Dignity

The Oregonian has this heart-wrenching site, which offers an amazing opportunity to see inside one woman's struggle with decisions related to Death with Dignity.

Lovelle Svart was a former employee of the paper diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer who had supported Death with Dignity in theory but now had to decide whether to actually apply it to herself.

I think anyone who is charged with the opportunity to vote on I-1000 in Washington state this November should see this as part of making an informed decision. And it would be illuminating for anyone. But I will warn you, it is not easy to watch, read, or listen to.

Here is a link to the general page. And here is a link to audio and video from Svart's last hours and minutes.

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