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  1. Brittany Maynard's Mother: Please Help Me Carry Out My Daughter's LegacyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | People

    Three California lawmakers announced Wednesday they have introduced right-to-die legislation in that state, spurred by the dramatic and heartbreaking story of Brittany Maynard . "Some will describe this as an assisted suicide bill and we strongly disagree with that," Senate Majority Leader Bill Monning, who co-authored the bill with Senate Majority Whip Lois Wolk, said at an emotional news conference in Sacramento, California.

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  2. Brittany Maynard's Mom: Love Has Given Me the Strength to Carry OnRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | People

    Not long after Brittany Maynard found out she was terminally ill last January, her mother wrote her a letter. "I told her, 'I will not let this turn me into a bitter old woman,' " Debbie Ziegler tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview.

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  3. Dan Diaz Opens Up About Late Wife Brittany Maynard's Assisted SuicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 18 | StarPulse.com

    Ten weeks since 29-year-old terminally ill Brittany Maynard's controversial choice to end her life, her husband Dan Diaz opens up to PEOPLE in this week's cover story about her final hours and how he's keeping her memory alive. "I have good days and bad days," Diaz, 43, tells PEOPLE.

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  4. Husband speaks out after terminally ill wife takes lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | Asbury Park Press

    Husband speaks out after terminally ill wife takes life Check out this story on app.com: http://on.app.com/1IT0cVg Brittany Maynard made national headlines when she opened up about her choice to die with dignity following a terminal brain-cancer diagnosis.

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  5. State Senators Look to Introduce 'Death With Dignity' Legislation This MonthRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | The New York Observer

    Brittany Maynard, who ended her life on November 1 under Oregon's Death With Dignity law. After a terminally ill woman made headlines when she moved to Oregon so she could end her life under a doctor's care, two State Senators are hoping to bring a similar law to New York.

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  6. Brittany Maynard's Final Hours: Husband Dan Diaz Says She 'Knew It Was Time'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | People

    Dan Diaz opens up about wife Brittany Maynard's final hours and how he's keeping her memory alive. Subscribe now to read the promises he made to her and why he's finally breaking his silence, in this exclusive PEOPLE interview.

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  7. Dan Diaz recalls wife Brittany Maynard's final momentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | New York Daily News

    The usually reserved Diaz is speaking out to keep his wife's cause in the spotlight. Maynard took lethal medication under Oregon's Death with Dignity act when her cancer suffering became too much.

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  8. 'It was the most peaceful experience': Brittany Maynard's widower...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Daily Mail

    'It was the most peaceful experience': Brittany Maynard's widower describes cancer-stricken wife's final moments after taking drug to end her life Maynard was approved for a lethal sedative in Oregon and took at home, while surrounded by her friends and family Her husband Dan Diaz, 43, is now taking up her cause to get the right to die legalized in California Within five minutes of taking a lethal sedative, Brittany Maynard was fast asleep and all of the pain from her struggle with cancer erased from her face. She died another thirty minutes later, leaving the world just how she planned - surrounded by her loving husband, family and friends.

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  9. sedative addictionRead the original story

    Jul 9, 2010 | InteliHealth

    Sedative-hypnotic drugs -- commonly called "depressants" -- slow down or "depress" the activity of the brain. The best known are barbiturates and benzodiazepines .

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  10. Liza Horvath, Senior Advocate: Changing the face of the right-to-die movementRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2014 | Monterey County Herald

    Olga had extracted promises from her daughters that if she ever became "completely out of it" and the quality of her life was so marginalized that she "sat in a wheelchair drooling - thinking nothing," they would take her to the Pacific Ocean and let her swim to her death. As my sister and I sat at the bedside of my mother, Olga, in what were to become her last days, we agonized over the promise we had made.

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  11. Vatican: Brittany Maynard's - Assisted Suicide' is - To Be Condemned'CNSRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | Cybercast News Service

    After brain cancer-stricken Brittany Maynard killed herself by taking a massive dose of sedatives, surrounded by her family members in Oregon, the Vatican denounced the action as something "to be condemned" and stressed that there is no "dignity" in suicide. "Assisted suicide is an absurdity," Monsignor Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life at the Vatican, told the Italian news service ANSA on Nov. 4. "Dignity is something different than putting an end to your own life."

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  12. Brittany Maynard galvanizes efforts for right-to-die lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    With no states voting on right-to-die laws Tuesday, the weekend death of Brittany Maynard won't have an immediate political impact. But advocates for expanding such laws beyond a handful of states expect momentum from the young woman's story to carry into the new year, when state legislatures go into session.

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  13. Brittany Maynard's Hope for a Better DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2014 | New Yorker

    Note: if you subscribed through a partner such as Apple, Amazon, or Google Play, please call 1-800-444-7570. When Brittany Maynard's parents decided what to call their infant daughter, in 1984, they were in the vanguard of a trend: that year, she was one of just more than seventy-six hundred American girls given that name, almost ten times the total five years earlier.

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  14. Brittany Maynard will not speak again publicly, still plans to end life Nov. 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | Examiner.com

    In some parts of the world, it is legal for people to voluntarily end their lives with help from their doctors. It is so common in one country, in fact, they even have a booming business in suicide tourism.

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  15. Terminally Ill 29-year-old Talks About Giving Up on Dreams as 'Time Draws Closer'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | WNEP-TV Moosic

    Brittany Maynard, the woman who has chosen Nov. 1 as the day she will die , recently spoke to People and wrote a blog post expressing appreciation for the support she has received over the past few weeks. After the diagnosis, doctors said her cancer had progressed to Glioblastoma multiforme, the deadliest form of brain cancer.

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  16. Terminally Ill Woman, 29, Reflects on Ending Her Life in 11 DaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | WHO-TV Des Moines

    Brittany Maynard, the woman who has chosen November 1 as the day she will die, recently spoke to People and wrote a blog post expressing appreciation for the support she has received over the past few weeks. After the diagnosis, doctors said her cancer had progressed to Glioblastoma multiforme, the deadliest form of brain cancer.

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  17. Terminally ill 29-year-old talks about giving up dreams as 'time draws closer'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | WTKR-TV Norfolk

    Brittany Maynard, the woman who has chosen Nov. 1 as the day she will die , recently spoke to People and wrote a blog post expressing appreciation for the support she has received over the past few weeks. After the diagnosis, doctors said her cancer had progressed to Glioblastoma multiforme, the deadliest form of brain cancer.

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  18. Brittany Maynard: Controversy over her decision to dieRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | Examiner.com

    Brittany Maynard is known as the 29-year-old woman who chose the date of her death. She has decided to end her life on November 1st which is days after her husband's birthday and before hers.

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  19. Terminally ill 29-year-old talks about giving up on dreams as a time draws closeraRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV

    Brittany Maynard, the woman who has chosen Nov. 1 as the day she will die, recently spoke to People and wrote a blog post expressing appreciation for the support she has received over the past few weeks. After the diagnosis, doctors said her cancer had progressed to Glioblastoma multiforme, the deadliest form of brain cancer.

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  20. Brittany Maynard, 29, talks about giving up on dreams as death 'draws closer'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | WTVR Richmond

    Brittany Maynard, the woman who has chosen Nov. 1 as the day she will die, recently spoke to People and wrote a blog post expressing appreciation for the support she has received over the past few weeks. After the diagnosis, doctors said her cancer had progressed to Glioblastoma multiforme, the deadliest form of brain cancer.

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