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Assisted suicide gets CA start date

Assisted suicide gets CA start date

. Beginning June 9, at least some terminally ill Californians seeking to end their own lives will be able to do just that. Because the law took effect 90 days after the Legislature adjourned, its special session pushed the start date into summer. “The California law will permit physicians to provide lethal prescriptions to mentally competent […]

Oregon claim of assisted suicide safeguards has critics

Oregon claim of assisted suicide safeguards has critics

CA judge scraps assisted suicide suit

CA judge scraps assisted suicide suit

CA assisted suicide bill advances

CA assisted suicide bill advances

By James Poulos . With doctors’ groups divided, legislation that would authorize assisted suicide cleared a key hurdle in Sacramento, triggering a fresh round of controversy. Senate Bill 128, the so-called “End of Life Option Act,” was introduced earlier this year by state Sens. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, and Bill Monning, D-Carmel. Modeled on an Oregon law governing physician-assisted suicide, SB128 […]

Doctors join push for CA assisted suicide

Doctors join push for CA assisted suicide

By James Poulos . In a medical community sharply divided on the issue of assisted suicide, momentum has shifted to the side that embraces the idea — with California at the forefront of the change. Two Golden State doctors with life-threatening illnesses have recently become plaintiffs in a lawsuit aimed at shielding physicians from legal liability “if they prescribe […]