Aja Riggs is on the road, visiting family and friends, and taking in some of the most beautiful natural places in the United States. She particularly loves what she calls "freaky natural things," like boiling mud coming out of the ground in Yellowstone and the organ pipe cacti near the Mexico border in Arizona.
"I'm kind of part-jokingly calling my travels my 'No Regrets Remission Tour,' " she laughs.
A District Court judge ruled today that it's legal for doctors in New Mexico to prescribe medication so patients with terminal illnesses can end their own lives.
Judge Nan Nash wrote: "If decisions made in the shadow of one's imminent death regarding how they and their loved ones will face that death are not fundamental and at the core of these constitutional guarantees, then what decisions are?"
12/13/13 8am -This month we’ll talk about one of the only sure things in life: death.
Should terminally ill people be able to choose to die when they’re ready? Should doctors be able to help them? What are people’s legal rights? We'll hear from Barack Wolf at the NM Legislative Health & Human Services Committee, and I’ll talk to Kathryn Tucker, an attorney fighting for the right to aid in dying at Compassion & Choices, and Aja RIggs, a plaintiff in the law suit asserting that New Mexico’s “assisted suicide” law does not apply to aid in dying.