Betty Rollin is Emmy Award-winning journalist, author and former correspondent for NBC News. Her bestselling 1985 memoir Last Wish deals with her mother Ida's plea for help to die peacefully, and Betty's actions to fulfill her mother's end-of-life wishes. Her husband died of cancer in November 2020 facing the same grim options her mother did over 3 decades ago.
"I am 85 now and I am asking—begging—lawmakers to pass New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act—in memory of my husband, for me, and for everyone else who will die someday who would be comforted just to know the law is there."
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