When Merrily Laytner learned that her ovarian cancer left her with only a few months to live, she chose the option of a physician-assisted suicide – or as she preferred to call it, death with dignity. She passed away Oct. 24, 2010, though in the end she chose not to take the prescription that would end her life. Her husband, Rabbi Anson Laytner, talks about the most difficult decision he and his wife ever had to make. From June 2011.
Pictured: Anson and Merrily Laytner in February 2010.