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Physician assisted suicide sparks controversy

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A 29-year old terminally-ill Oregon woman made national headlines after ending her life on her own terms over the weekend. Brittany Maynard died Saturday in her Portland home, after suffering from brain cancer for several months.

Maynard moved to Oregon to die under their "Death with Dignity" Act that allows terminally ill people to voluntarily end their lives. The story led to wide-ranging reactions.

It should be left up to her. It's her decision to die gracefully or die on her own terms," said Wayne McNeese.

"I think she should let God handle it. She never know what kind of miracles He had in store for her," said another resident.

Oregon, Washington and Vermont are the only three states that have passed death with dignity laws.

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