The Washington Post– Co-founder of The Conversation Project, Ellen Goodman, writes an op-ed for The Washington Post about the tragic story of Brittany Maynard. She writes, “Maynard’s decision to control the ending of her own life is the story of one in 500. Why, I have wondered should we continually engage our energies and our anger over a debate that affects.2 percent. What about the 99.8?” (Goodman, The Washington Post). Ellen discusses the need to shift the national attention to conversations about end-of-life care–not assisted suicide.
Read the rest of the op-ed here.