Death with Dignity, Part 5

June 18, 2021–the day an enormous weight was lifted from my shoulders…

… the day the New Mexico “End-of-Life Options Act” went into effect.

Prior to that date, I did not live in a Death with Dignity state.

Prior to that date, deciding where to live was a source of extreme stress and a matter of utmost urgency.

Prior to that date, the specter of unenviable alternative exit plans followed me everywhere.

It’s impossible to describe the magnitude of the relief and comfort I derive from knowing I now have the option to die with dignity when the time comes.

Thank you, Elizabeth Whitefield.

And thank you Deborah Armstrong, Dayan Hochman-Vigil, Liz Stefanics, Bill O’Neill, Michelle Lujan Grisham, and countless other heroes who scored this major victory for human decency and kindness.

continue… Death with Dignity, Part 6

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