Death with Dignity Board member Deborah Ziegler remembers her daughter, Brittany Maynard, on the 6th anniversary of her death.
Author Gary Wederspahn believes "The U.S. has much to learn from other cultures about how to honor the dead and accept death as a part of life."
Excerpts from Former Oregon Governor Barbara Roberts' 2001 book, "Death without Denial, Grief Without Apology."
"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.
A guest article by a founding board member of Ohio End of Life Options recounting her journey to advocating for death with dignity in her state.
Death with Dignity: A Report Card on Medical Aid in Dying Legislation in the United States
During the debates leading up to the approval of Death with Dignity laws, opponents expressed a number of concerns about the expected consequences of authorizing medical aid in dying. Available data have proven the great majority of these fears to be groundless.
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.
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.
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…
by Rebecca VanWormer, East Millinocket, Maine I’m 43 years old and I’m dying of cancer. I accept it because there is no getting out of it. My goal is to live as long as I can…