10/5 Community Conversations: Minnesota Compassionate Care Act of 2015

Oct 6, 2015

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Brittany Maynard gained the sympathies of a nation when the 29 year old woman with terminal brain cancer ended her life last fall with drugs prescribed by her doctor.

Here in Minnesota, Senator Chris Eaton is proposing  the Minnesota Compassionate Care Act, legislation designed along the lines of the law in Oregon.

Despite plaudits for Maynard's courage, though, the conversation is far from over.

This Friday at 6pm, UMD’s Center for Ethics and Public Policy will hold a panel discussion on the act, and we talk with two guests of that panel: Kirk Allison, the director of the Program in Human Rights and Health at the University of Minnesota; and Dr. David Mayo, UMD professor emeritus of philosophy and a board member of the Death With Dignity National Center.