‘It Gives Me Some Comfort’: What New Aid-In-Dying Law Looks Like In Practice
All Robert Stone wants is a way to face death on his terms. And with the state's new aid-in-dying law, he can.
Los Angeles Times:
Making Use Of California's Aid-In-Dying Law: One Man's Story
When doctors told Robert Stone last year that he had terminal cancer, he didn’t feel scared of dying. Stone, a handsome man with glasses and a salt-and-pepper goatee, said he’d come to accept death as a natural part of life. What he did fear was having too little energy or too much pain to enjoy his remaining days. So last month Stone, 69, became one of the first people in California to obtain lethal medications under a new state law that allows doctors to write prescriptions for terminally ill patients to kill themselves. (Karlamangla, 8/3)