California becomes 5th US state for right-to-die law
Oct.6, California: California is the fourth US states that now allows terminally ill patients to legally end their lives. They can end their lives with doctors supervision. State Governor of California Jerry Brown signed the bill into law on Monday.
The bill was partly inspired by the case of a terminally ill California woman who moved to Oregon to end her life.
The right to die movement got moment in California after a cancer patient Brittany Maynard moved to Oregon to legally end her life.
At least two dozen states introduced aid-in-dying legislation this year, but none has become law.
Advocates for people with disabilities worry that terminally ill patients could be pressured into choosing death.
The Oslo Times