Why Brittany Maynard Says She Won't End Her Life This Week After All
Update: Brittany Maynard ended her life on Saturday, Nov. 1.
Three weeks ago, a 29-year-old woman named Brittany Maynard declared in an emotional video that she would end her own life on Saturday, Nov. 1. Faced with a terminal brain cancer diagnosis and six months to live, Maynard chose to move from San Francisco to Oregon, where the Death with Dignity Act gives her the right to “voluntarily request and receive a prescription medication to hasten [her] death.”
“I don’t want to die. But I am dying. Death with dignity is the phrase I’m comfortable using,”Maynard told NBC News. I am choosing to go in a way that is with less suffering and less pain.”
On Wednesday, Maynard released the video below stating that she would not be ending her life this Saturday.
“I still feel good enough, and I still have enough joy, and I still laugh and smile with my family and friends enough that it doesn’t seem like the right time right now,” she says in the clip below.
Hear her whole message: