‘Much Has Changed’ Since Legislature Last Considered an End-of-Life Bill

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A dozen legislators on Wednesday gathered on a stage in Sacramento to officially introduce SB 128 by Sen. Lois Wolk (D-Davis) and co-authored by Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel). The bill would allow some dying patients to end their lives through medical means.

"With this bill, we are establishing the legal right to exercise choice at the end of life," Monning said.

Similar legislation has been introduced in California several times. The most recent attempt was defeated in 2007.

But it's different this time around, Wolk said.

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