Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old woman whose growing brain tumor made her death inevitable, has taken her own life, just as she announced she would. In the past few months, she became an eloquent voice for the death-with-dignity movement. Our own Rachel Ford documented Maynard’s struggle here, including the part where Christians like Matt Walsh get to strongly imply that the California woman is a coward.
Maynard’s last words to the world appeared on her Facebook page:
“Goodbye world. Spread good energy. Pay it forward!”
Here, also from Facebook, are some thoughtful reactions to Maynard’s decision.