ASSISTED SUICIDE: Bill to Legalize Put Aside Until Next Year
The Assembly sponsor of the Death with Dignity Act, which would allow terminally ill adults to seek a doctor's assistance in ending their lives, "has decided to shelve her proposal until next year." Despite winning passage of the bill in the Assembly Appropriations Committee, Assemblywoman Dion Aroner (D-Berkeley) said she will delay introducing it to the full body until 2000. "At the moment, I don't see the votes" for passage, she said, adding that "policymakers aren't where the public is." She said she will spend the interim discussing the issue with other legislators (Los Angeles Times, 5/29).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.