Author Topic: California Governor Jerry Brown Signs Hard-Won Right-to-Die Legislation  (Read 1454 times)

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"Brown, a lifelong Catholic and former Jesuit seminarian, announced he signed the legislation after thoroughly considering all opinions and discussing the issue with many people, including a Catholic bishop and two of Brown's doctors."

"I do not know what I would do if I were dying in prolonged and excruciating pain. I am certain, however, that it would be a comfort to be able to consider the options afforded by this bill."

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/California-Governor-Signs-Right-To-Die-Legislation--330745292.html

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Re: California Governor Jerry Brown Signs Hard-Won Right-to-Die Legislation
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2015, 05:03:27 AM »
This is a good thing.

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Australian scientist and right-to-die advocate David Goodall chose to end his life with a lethal injection on Thursday. He was 104.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/right-to-die-advocate-david-goodall-ends-life-listening-to-ode-to-joy_us_5af48316e4b00d7e4c1886c0

Note the slight twist in terms & presentation; "right-to-die" versus "assisted suicide"

'This is taking an awfully long time!', says scientist before assisted suicide

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-swiss-euthanasia-goodall/this-is-taking-an-awfully-long-time-says-scientist-before-assisted-suicide-idUSKBN1IB2A7

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New Jersey law allows terminally ill to get life-ending meds | Fox News
https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-jersey-law-allows-terminally-ill-to-get-life-ending-meds

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"In addition to California and Oregon, Colorado, Hawaii, Vermont, Washington and the District of Columbia all have similar legislation. Montana does not have a law permitting medically assisted suicide for the terminally ill. However, a 2009 Montana Supreme Court ruling determined that nothing in state law prevented a physician from prescribing such a drug to terminally ill person."
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This one is sort of like legalized pot, it is going to eventually be law in all 50 states but it may take a generation or two.

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