View our short film, Voices of a Movement,” which chronicles the history of the death with dignity movement from the perspective of individuals who have played a leading role in passing and protecting death with dignity laws across the U.S.
Five years ago today, Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old with terminal brain cancer, used the Oregon Death with Dignity to die peacefully.
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.
“What Brittany Asked Us to Do”: Deborah Ziegler’s Advocacy for Death with Dignity Honors a Promise to Her Daughter
By advocating for Death with Dignity, Deborah Ziegler is honoring a promise to her daughter, the late Brittany Maynard.
Last Monday we were honored to host Deborah Ziegler at a reception in Portland, Oregon, where the Death with Dignity National Center is headquartered. Together with local board members, staff, and supporters, we heard Deborah tell the story of how…
In October 2014, Brittany Maynard published a video announcing that, as she faced death from terminal brain cancer at the age of 29, she was planning to end her life in a peaceful manner using the…
A young woman named Brittany Maynard, like so many others, has a compelling story to share. She is bravely facing her death with dignity and control, and when the time is right, she may choose to hasten her own death.