Top California Lawmakers Vow to Push Aid-in-Dying Bill

Reuters’ Sharon Bernstein reports, “California lawmakers on Tuesday reintroduced a bill to legalize assisted suicide that had stalled amid opposition from the Catholic church and disability rights activists, as leaders among majority Democrats vowed to make its passage a priority.” The bill stalled in the assembly health committee in June, after resistance from Latino Democrats. However, supporters revived the measure during a “special session called over the summer to deal with healthcare issues.”

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