In debate over dying, decency takes a back seat

It was outrageous enough last weekend when a local man took to Twitter to belittle Aaron and Nora Purmort, who have chronicled Aaron’s living with a brain tumor with “otherworldly grace,” as one supporter accurately said.

But that was nothing compared to what Life News did yesterday afternoon, using Aaron’s coming death in its ongoing judgment of Brittany Maynard, who chose to end her own life because of her own brian tumor.


Nobody should get to hijack a person’s death.

The Purmorts, it must be noted, fully supported Maynard’s choice to end her life on her own terms.

Meanwhile, people who have nothing to gain by showing a little decency, continue to show a lot of it.

Update 11/26/14 – Aaron Purmort died on Thursday afternoon.