Assisted death bill passes Senate Judiciary Committee

The controversial bill that would give terminally ill Californians access to lethal drugs passed its latest legislative hurdle Tuesday. On a party-line vote of 4-2, Democrats advanced SB 128 from the Senate Judiciary Committee. Discussion focused on whether the law’s safeguards against abuse were sufficient. Groups representing oncologists and disability advocates argued that physicians, who Read More »

California Senate Committee Advances Right-To-Die Legislation

On Wednesday, the California Senate Health Committee voted along party lines to approve a right-to-die bill (SB 128) that would allow doctors to prescribe a lethal dose of medication to patients with terminal illnesses, the Sacramento Bee’s “Capitol Alert” reports (Cadelago, “Capitol Alert,” Sacramento Bee, 3/25). The measure now heads to the state Senate Judiciary Read More »