Monday, July 22, 2013

When the End-of-Life Debate Turns Personal

As a bioethicist, Peggy Battin defends the right for people to end their own lives. When her husband, Brooke Hopkins, collided with another cyclist in Salt Lake City in 2008, New York Times Magazine writes, “[Peggy’s] field of study turned unbearably personal.”

New York Times Magazine takes readers on Peggy and Brooke’s difficult journey through the aftermath of the bicycling accident. Left paralyzed from the shoulders down, Brooke suffers through pain and depression.

The article explores the complexity of end-of-life decisions, and how each individual and case is unique and personal. Read the story.

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