A beautiful piece, People should have choices as their life is ending, in Mass Live, on December 26, 2017, by Kim Callinan, chief program officer for Compassion & Choices.  Describing how “an enlightened generation of women” transformed the process of pregnancy and childbirth over the past few decades, she writes, “The pressure from women and their partners was so intense that the system yielded … Imagine if we could have the same type of transformation for the end of life?  If a person could write their own plan, decide when and where they die, decide who they want with them when they die — and determine how much pain they’re willing to endure, even if that means accelerating the time of their death.  That future is possible.  In fact, I would suggest that we are in the midst of this transformation.”  Profound words.