- Deborah Ziegler's daughter, Brittany Maynard, ended her own life under Oregon Death With Dignity law
- Ziegler: America must confront, make available end-of-life medical care and planning
Deborah Ziegler received her MA in science education in California, where she currently lives with her husband Gary, and two cavapoos named Bogie and Bacall. She started a woman-owned engineering company after retiring from her teaching career. She says being Brittany Maynard's mother is her proudest accomplishment in life. Ziegler speaks widely on behalf of end-of-life options in the hope that one day all terminally ill Americans will have the right to aid in dying if they so choose. Her new memoir is "Wild and Precious Life." The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)For many Americans, my daughter, Brittany Maynard, was the face of the right-to-die movement. Diagnosed in early 2014 with terminal brain cancer, she chose to move from California to Oregon to take advantage of that state's Death with Dignity Law. It was there that she ended her life two years ago this November.