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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

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Brown signs right-to-die legislation

Falling back on personal intuition, Gov. Jerry Brown signed physician-assisted suicide into California law. The move capped a long and sometimes tortuous effort to get legislation through the state Legislature, where opponents of elective death managed to mount a successfully targeted opposition

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Assisted suicide bill heads to Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown once again held the fate of a major legislative change in his hands. This time, a bill legalizing assisted suicide has landed on his desk. After the Assembly greenlit the legislation 44-35, the state Senate cleared it with a 23-14

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CA judge scraps assisted suicide suit

In another potent setback for California’s right-to-die advocates, a judge threw out a lawsuit brought by three residents trying to compel the courts to scrap the state’s ban on assisted suicide. A reticent judge “San Diego Superior Court Judge Gregory

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Assisted suicide back from the dead

Physician-assisted suicide has returned to California’s political agenda. After years off the table, the issue gained new life in the wake of Brittany Maynard’s high-profile decision to end her life. Maynard, 29, an assisted-suicide activist living in Oregon, advertised her

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