Movie About Brittany Maynard, Right-To-Die Law In WorksThe story of Brittany Maynard, a Bay Area woman who ended her life after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, will reportedly become the subject of an upcoming movie.
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.
Terminally Ill Patients Consider Options As California Right-To-Die Law Is EnactedTerminally-ill patients in the Bay Area and across California now have a new option to relieve their suffering as the state has become the fifth in the nation to allow patients to seek medical help to end their lives.
Terminal Cancer Patient Considers Doctor-Assisted Suicide With New LawA Southern California man suffering from cancer could be one of the first people in the state to use the state's new End of Life Option Act to die on his own terms.
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.
California Right-To-Die Bill Goes To Gov. Jerry Brown’s DeskCalifornia lawmakers gave final approval Friday to a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives.
California Assembly Approves Right-To-Die BillThe California Assembly has approved legislation that would allow terminally ill people to legally end their lives after a similar measure stalled earlier this year.
Right-To-Die Legislation Advances Through California Assembly CommitteeCalifornia lawmakers have advanced right-to-die legislation through an Assembly committee after an earlier measure stalled this year amid opposition from religious groups and some Democrats.
California Ban On Doctor-Assisted Suicide Upheld In San Francisco CourtA 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.
San Diego Judge Hints At Dismissal Of Terminally Ill Mom's Right-To-Die LawsuitA 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.
Lawmakers Stall California Doctor-Assisted Suicide Bill Amid Religious FightLegislation that would have allowed terminally ill patients to legally end their lives in California stalled Tuesday amid fierce opposition from religious groups.
Catholic Groups Fight California's Right-To-Die Bill For Terminally Ill PatientsA 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.
California Senate Advances Assisted Suicide LawCalifornia 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.