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Appeal Filed in California Court Case

May 22, 2018

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday appealed a district court ruling invalidating the End of Life Option Act; he requested the law be allowed to continue providing dying Californians with peace and control in their final days.

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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.

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The Fight in California Continues

June 16, 2017

Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Ottolia today ruled to allow the lawsuit against the California End of Life Option Act to proceed. While the judge had already rightly ruled the law poses no threat to anyone, he decided there was enough grounds for the challenge to go ahead.

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Four Years of Death with Dignity in Vermont

May 19, 2017

The full Vermont State Legislature passed the bill on May 13, 2013, and Vermont made history. On May 20, Governor Shumlin signed Act 39 (S.77) into law. The Green Mountain State was the first to pass a Death with Dignity law through the legislative process.

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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 treat, but…

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