Kara Tippetts, Who Wrote an Open Letter to Brittany Maynard, Has Died

(Washington Post) – A Christian author and blogger with terminal cancer who tried to persuade Brittany Maynard to reconsider her November decision to die through doctor-assisted suicide, has died. Maynard, 29, made headlines because she chose to die on Nov. 1 by taking a legal lethal prescription as she faced an aggressive cancerous brain tumor. Kara Tippetts, 38, a Colorado Springs wife of a pastor and a mother of four who received a stage-four breast cancer diagnosis two years ago, has become the poster face of an opposite view.

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