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.