Deborah Ziegler: “A Shocking and Cruel Ruling”

May 16, 2018

"With one stroke of his pen, Riverside Judge Daniel A. Ottolia callously struck out at California's terminally-ill patients in a cruel way," writes Deborah Ziegler in response to the May 15 ruling nullifying the End of Life Option Act.


Brittany’s Legacy

November 1, 2017

Brittany knew that she would not live to see the results of her advocacy, and she called on me to carry it on in her name. I am more committed than ever to working with the Death with Dignity National Center in order to continue the important task they started so long ago when they drafted and campaigned for the passage of the law Brittany used.

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The Fall and the Fear of Death

June 15, 2017

If I get the opportunity to vote on a Death with Dignity law, my vote will of course depend on the details of that specific proposal. As I evaluate my decision, I want to make sure my vote does not end up being based on fear.

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Deborah Ziegler: “My Only Child”

December 27, 2016

My only child, Brittany Maynard, died at age twenty-nine of a brain tumor. When Britt was initially diagnosed here in California with glioblastoma, she knew her disease was not only going to be a challenge to…

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