CHICAGO (AP) — An advocacy group is holding a Chicago screening of an award-winning documentary that deals with whether terminally ill patients should be able to hasten their own deaths.
The documentary "How to Die in Oregon" will be shown Saturday with a discussion afterward.
The group Compassion & Choices organized the free screening. Oregon was the first state to allow terminally ill patients to die using lethal medications prescribed by a doctor.
The issue has gained attention because of the recent death of 29-year-old brain cancer patient Brittany Maynard, who moved from California to Oregon to make use of the Oregon law. A media campaign by Maynard and Compassion & Choices is underway urging states to pass similar laws.