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If you were Brittany Maynard, what would you do?

(RNS) Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old with an aggressive form of brain cancer, announced she will take her own life on or about Nov. 1. If you were Brittany Maynard, what would you do? Tell us here.

cover-768-276x369(RNS) Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old with an aggressive, fatal form of brain cancer, announced she will take her own life on or about Nov. 1 with a legally-obtained prescription.

Her decision, which she announced via People magazine, re-ignited the debate over right-to-die issues and the role faith plays in how we approach the end of life. Some have pleaded with Maynard to reconsider, including an evangelical inspirational speaker and a Catholic seminarian who also has brain cancer. Others have called for respect for Maynard’s decision.

All of this raises the question: If you were Brittany Maynard, what would you do? Would you want the power to orchestrate your own death? Why or why not? Does faith play a role in your answer? In what way?

We want to know what you think . . .

Please take a moment in the comments section to tell us why you answered as you did. Have you or has someone you know confronted a terminal illness? Why do you think it is right or wrong for someone who is terminally ill to choose to die?

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