DENVER POST: Voting for aid in dying was easy

DENVER POST: Voting for aid in dying was easy, but one Colorado couple struggled toward a graceful death

Kim Mooney Denver PostA year ago in November, when Susan and Kurt Huschle cast their ballots in favor of the state’s aid-in-dying law, they viewed the measure with the personal detachment of a distant what-if.

Three months later, Kurt faced a terminal diagnosis of a rare bile-duct cancer. Pain mounted exponentially, blasting through his medication. His once-sturdy frame rapidly diminished. And suddenly, the theoretical idea of ending his life with a doctor-prescribed medication became a very real option — one he desperately wanted to have in hand.

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By: Kevin Simpson, The Denver Post

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