Without hope of recovery, she attempts suicide, before finally persuading Frankie to help her die.
But it does not require an edict from the Code of Jewish Law to recognize that Maggie is making the wrong choice.
From a purely humanitarian approach, we may still question her autonomous decision.
As a society we would rather take a person's cry for help as a cry for death, rather than adequately fund the social services necessary to help people choose not to die.
It has been repeatedly shown that for a terminally ill patient in a hospice, the desire to live or die is closely tied to the quality of pain relief and emotional support.
Yet let us consider: If a physically healthy person, with a stable family, wealth, and a successful career, would state that he wants to die, we would naturally find it hard to support such a decision.