Right-to-die

Christy O'Donnell, who is dying of cancer, speaks outside San Francsico Superior Court after a judge rejected her challenge to a state ban on physician-assisted suicide, August 14, 2015. (Megan Goldsby/CBS)

California Ban On Doctor-Assisted Suicide Upheld In San Francisco Court

A San Francisco Superior Court judge Friday upheld the enforcement of California laws dating back 141 years barring physician-assisted suicide after hearing arguments in a lawsuit filed by several terminally ill patients.

08/14/2015

Christy O'Donnell is 43 years old and has terminal cancer. A single mother, a former cop and a practicing attorney, she wants the world to know how the lack of end-of-life options in California is affecting her final days.(Compassion & Choices/YouTube)

San Diego Judge Hints At Dismissal Of Terminally Ill Mom’s Right-To-Die Lawsuit

A county judge strongly indicated Friday he will dismiss a lawsuit against the state by a single mom given only months to live and other California right-to-die advocates who want doctors to be allowed to prescribe fatal medication for terminally ill people who want it.

07/24/2015

Juvenile offenders would have an easier time putting their pasts behind them under bills working their way through the Legislature.

Lawmakers Stall California Doctor-Assisted Suicide Bill Amid Religious Fight

Legislation that would have allowed terminally ill patients to legally end their lives in California stalled Tuesday amid fierce opposition from religious groups.

07/07/2015

Brittany Maynard moved with her family from the Bay Area to Oregon and ended her life in November.(Brittany Maynard/YouTube)

Catholic Groups Fight California’s Right-To-Die Bill For Terminally Ill Patients

A California lawmaker who wants to allow terminally ill patients to take life-ending drugs is postponing a vote on the contentious legislation as support lags.

06/24/2015

Brittany Maynard moved with her family from the Bay Area to Oregon and ended her life in November.(CompassionChoices/YouTube)

California Senate Advances Assisted Suicide Law

California lawmakers advanced a right-to-die bill Thursday, giving hope to those who want the nation’s most populous state to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives under doctor’s care.

06/04/2015

Brittany Maynard moved with her family from the Bay Area to Oregon and ended her life in November.(Brittany Maynard/YouTube)

Bill To Legalize Doctor-Assisted Suicide In California Up For Senate Vote

California lawmakers are expected to vote on legislation that would make it legal for terminally ill patients to end their lives with doctor-prescribed drugs.

06/04/2015

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking poses for a picture ahead of a gala screening of the documentary 'Hawking', a film about the scientist's life, at the opening night of the Cambridge Film Festival in Cambridge, eastern England on September 19, 2013. (ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images)

Stephen Hawking Says He Would Consider Assisted Suicide If He Was In Great Pain

Professor Stephen Hawking said he would consider assisted suicide under certain circumstances.

06/03/2015

Christy O'Donnell is 43 years old and has terminal cancer. A single mother, a former cop and a practicing attorney, she wants the world to know how the lack of end-of-life options in California is affecting her final days.(Compassion & Choices/YouTube)

Christian California Mother With Terminal Cancer Files Lawsuit To Die Her Way

A terminally ill single mother from Southern California is fighting for the right to have a doctor provide her medication so she can end her life peacefully and painlessly.

05/18/2015

Brittany Maynard moved with her family from the Bay Area to Oregon and ended her life in November.(CompassionChoices/YouTube)

WATCH: Family Releases Final Brittany Maynard Video As Calif. Debates Right To Die Law

In a video recorded 19 days before Brittany Maynard took life-ending drugs, she tells California lawmakers that no one should have to leave home to legally kill themselves under the care of a doctor.

03/26/2015

Brittany Maynard moved with her family from the Bay Area to Oregon and ended her life in November.(Brittany Maynard/YouTube)

Family Of Terminally Ill Woman Who Ended Her Life Unveiling New Video To Support Right-To-Die Law In California

The family of Brittany Maynard will release a new video recorded before her death of her testimony in support of California’s proposed aid-in-dying legislation ahead of a committee vote Wednesday.

03/25/2015

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