New State Bill Streamlines Assisted Suicide Approval ProcessGov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Tuesday intended to streamline the state's process of approving requests by terminally ill patients to end their lives.
Ruling Bolsters California Assisted Death Law, Group SaysA judge has ruled California’s law allowing terminally people to end their lives was passed legitimately during a special session of the Legislature.
State Appeals Court Reinstates California Right-to-Die LawA state appeals court has reinstated -- at least for now -- California's law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives.
Petaluma Man Faces Trial For Aiding Painkiller-Addicted Wife’s SuicideA Petaluma man was held over for trial Tuesday afternoon for voluntary manslaughter and for helping his wife hang herself outside a Bodega Bay motel in January.
California Appeals To Defend Law Allowing Life-Ending DrugsCalifornia's attorney general has appealed a judge's decision to toss a 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives.
State To Defend California Law Allowing Life-Ending DrugsAttorney General Xavier Becerra said in a one-sentence statement Wednesday that "we strongly disagree with this ruling" and that he will seek an expedited appeal.
Judge Tosses California Law Allowing Doctor-Assisted Death For Terminally IllA California judge has thrown out a 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives, ruling it was unconstitutionally approved by the Legislature.
Dying Vets Cannot Use Life-Ending Drugs At Many State HomesVeterans in government-run homes in many parts of the country that have legalized physician-assisted death are finding restrictions because assisted suicide goes against the policy of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Bail Lowered In Bizarre Bodega Bay Assisted Suicide CaseA 64-year-old Petaluma man charged with allegedly assisting his wife's unsuccessful suicide attempts before hanging her from a tree delayed entering a plea in Sonoma County Superior Court Wednesday morning.
Judge Allows Lawsuit Challenging Assisted Suicide LawA judge Friday allowed a legal challenge to proceed against California's law allowing terminally ill people to seek prescriptions for life-ending drugs.
Fairfield Man Arrested For Assisting Mom’s SuicideA 43-year-old Fairfield man has been arrested for assisting his 69-year-old mother with her suicide, authorities said Friday.
Judge Refuses To Suspend California's Assisted Death LawA California judge on Friday rejected a request by physicians to immediately suspend a new state law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives.
California's New Right-To-Die Law Has Doctors Uneasy About Lethal PrescriptionsA number of doctors in California say they feel uneasy about prescribing life-ending drugs for the terminally ill under a new law that goes into effect June 9.
After California, Right-To-Die Backers Push Laws In Other StatesIt will soon be legal for the terminally ill to end their own lives in the nation's most populous state, and right-to-die advocates expect other states to follow California's example.
Gov. Brown Signs Right-To-Die Bill; California 5th State To Legalize Assisted SuicideCalifornia will become the fifth state in the nation to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives using doctor-prescribed drugs after Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday he signed one of the most emotionally charged bills of the year.