Inge thanks Gov Brown and legislature for the Right to Die with Dignity.


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Good to hear from our blogger INGE after a couple years’ absence, and to hear that her health is okay and she is still working on a book.  She asked us to post the following letter which she has just written to Governor Brown, in regards to his signing yesterday of the “assisted suicide” bill, SB 128:

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Dear Governor Jerry Brown, I want to start by saying thank you for signing the “assisted suicide” bill. I’m sure you are getting a lot of flak from those who think only God can take a life. These “right-to-lifers” have no problem sticking their nose in other people’s business and pushing forcing their religious beliefs on others. I have a different take on this controversy.

I am a cancer survivor, however when I was going through treatment nothing was off the table and that included killing myself if my quality of life got bad enough, and I knew I would die anyway from the disease. It never occurred to me that I needed “permission” from you or any government body. If someone else thinks they do, that’s their choice.

If a patient wants to fight to the bitter end, that’s their choice. If I want to end my life because of a terminal illness, it’s my choice; not yours, not the governments, not my doctors, not my family. I didn’t need anyone’s permission to come into this world and I certainly don’t need permission to leave. It’s all about choice and my right to do what I want with my body.

Today I am healthy but if I get sick again and my quality of life is bad enough that I continuously suffer or need to be drugged up with narcotics to just survive, and I know this is as good as it gets, I will not ask my doctors to help me end my life. I will do it myself and I won’t ask for a permission slip.

Inge Scott


About Inge

Cancer survivor. Healthy organic food coach. Public speaker. If you have a story you want told, contact me at iscott.orangejuiceblog@gmail.com/