Wednesday, March 4, 2015

She's 14, and she's dying. Should she have the right to do so on her terms?

Valentina Maureira is dying. She has been dying since she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age 6. Her older brother died of the same deadly, inherited disease.

She's 14, and she will not live past 17, according to her doctors. She does not want to wait.

From CNN
"A Chilean girl's plea via social media for an assisted suicide caught the attention of the person the teen thinks could make it happen: President Michelle Bachelet.
Bachelet visited 14-year-old Valentina Maureira on Saturday after the girl's video went viral and spurred debate in Chile about euthanasia."

Should the government allow this girl to die with dignity, at a time of her choosing? Discuss with us on Facebook. 

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