Jackie Miller and her son, Scott Miller, always shared everything with each other, even if it was hard. Scott knew his mother wanted to live life on her own terms, but he wasn’t prepared for how she wanted to end it. 

To understand more about the topic of voluntary assisted death, see the following sources:

PBS: What is the Right to Die and Why Does It Matter?

Library of Congress: Regulation of Assisted Dying

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Released May 15, 2024.