Euthanasia – A Human Right?

Several weeks ago on November 1, 2014, 29-year-old Brittany Maynard1, who suffered from terminal brain cancer, took drugs to end her life surrounded by her family. This was preceded by months of despair and anguish, but also by love and a lust for life as the young woman describes in several videos she recorded to fight for the right to die with dignity.


Photo: Pills in the hand of a man

Medical ethics is needed more than ever. Should physicians be able to actively help their patients die? Should it be possible to prescribe a lethal mixture of drugs that terminally ill persons can take on their own? This issue is being actively debated in Germany; © Dolgachov

Photo: Simone Ernst; Copyright: B. Frommann

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