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California Lawmaker Withdraws Bill to Expand Assisted Suicide Law

Posted on AllSides April 21st, 2024
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SB 1196 would have remove the terminal illness requirement and allow anyone—including non-residents—to use intravenous drugs to end their lives. The bill would have catapulted the state’s current end-of-life law into the most expansive in the nation, allowing anyone—including non-residents—to request life-ending drugs if they suffered from a “grievous and irremediable medical condition.” Current California law only allows patients to qualify if they have six months to live. The bill’s author, Sen. Catherine Blakespear, withdrew the legislation “because it did not have any support in the Senate Health Committee, where...

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