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Brittany Maynard's Mom, Husband Clash Over Her Story

Deborah Ziegler writes a book, while widower is working on movie

(Newser) - When 29-year-old Brittany Maynard took her own life in a physician-assisted suicide in 2014, it brought an end to her own role in a national debate about the right of terminally ill patients to choose the terms of their own death. Now, Maynard's mother is continuing her daughter's...

Calif. Gets Date for Right-to-Die Law

Patients were in limbo during lawmakers' special session

(Newser) - Terminally ill California residents will be able to legally end their lives with medication prescribed by a doctor starting this summer, ending months of uncertainty for dying patients hoping to turn to the practice. State lawmakers adjourned a special session on health care Thursday, paving the way for the law...

Brittany Maynard Sent Email Before She Died

It was message of support to woman who tried to help her dad die

(Newser) - A former nurse who is now an advocate for assisted suicide says one of her most cherished possessions is an email of support she got from Brittany Maynard , who chose to die on Nov. 1 before brain cancer overwhelmed her. But what makes the email special for Barbara Mancini is...

Brittany Maynard's Mom Defends Daughter's Choice to Die

Debbie Ziegler criticizes comments from Vatican as cruel

(Newser) - When Brittany Maynard chose to end her life on her terms rather than on cancer's terms, the Vatican wasted little time in labeling the move "reprehensible." Today, Maynard's mother gave it right back, reports ABC News . "My 29-year-old daughter's choice to die gently rather...

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