Legislature Might Look Anew at Assisted Suicide Bill
In a discussion on KPBS' "These Days," Assembly member Lloyd Levine (D-Van Nuys) said public opinion research shows that most California residents support the legislation (Fudge, "These Days," KPBS, 2/19).
Similar legislation has failed the past two years. Levine this year introduced the bill with Assembly member Patty Berg (D-Santa Rosa) and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez (D-Los Angeles) (California Healthline, 2/16).
Levine said Nuñez's support should encourage other lawmakers to back the bill.
The segment also includes comments from Ted Mazer, president of the San Diego County Medical Society, and a trustee of the California Medical Association, which opposes the bill ("These Days," KPBS, 2/19).
Audio of the segment is available online.
In addition, KCET's "Life & Times" on Tuesday is scheduled to include an interview with Levine ("Life & Times," KCET, 2/20).
A transcript and audio of the segment will be available online after the broadcast.