SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Brittany Maynard says in a video recorded 19 days before her death that no one should have to leave their home to plan for a gentle death.
The 29-year-old California woman had terminal brain cancer and moved to Oregon to legally end her life with the help of doctors.
Her video was released hours ahead of a Senate health committee hearing on a bill that would make it legal for terminally ill California patients to kill themselves with life-ending drugs.
Maynard's mother, Deborah Ziegler, says her daughter went through an exhaustive and expensive move. She hopes others won't have to.
In the video, Maynard asks lawmakers to give people like her a choice. She says California law prevented her from getting the end-of-life option she deserved.