Lawmakers to revive California right-to-die bill

As reported by the San Jose Mercury News:

SACRAMENTO — Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday will unveil plans to revive legislation that would give terminally ill Californians the right to die on their own terms.

Authors of the controversial “End of Life Option Act” shelved the measure last month when it became clear the bill didn’t have enough support to clear a key Assembly committee by a mid-July deadline. It was unclear Monday how the measure will advance now.

Senate Bill 128 would allow mentally competent, terminally ill patients to obtain a legal dose of medication from a physician to ease their suffering by ending their lives. It was inspired by Brittany Maynard, a UC Berkeley graduate who moved to Oregon to legally end her battle with aggressive terminal brain cancer. …

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