Marcos Breton

January 24, 2015 4:00 PM

Opinion: Family circumstances cloud right-to-die debate

The story of Brittany Maynard, 29, who took a fatal dose of barbiturates rather than die a painful death from brain cancer, makes a compelling case for legislation that would allow Californians to end their lives under certain circumstances. But most dying people look more like my father than Maynard – and end-of-life decisions can be murky.

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Hello, my name is Marcos Breton, and I'm the news columnist with The Sacramento Bee. What's a columnist supposed to do? I'm supposed to make you think, make you laugh, make you mad or make you see an issue in a different way. I also write a weekly baseball column during the baseball season. I am a native of Northern California and the son of Mexican immigrants. I've been at The Bee for more than 20 years, and I love Sacramento.

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