Opinion Pieces Argue for, Against End-of-Life Bill
In an Orange County Register opinion piece, physician Robert Olvera argues that the "End-of-Life Option Act (SB 128) would allow a mentally competent, terminally-ill person in the final stages of their disease to request life-ending medication from a physician to bring about a peaceful death." A separate opinion piece in the Register argues that SB 128 would "place vulnerable individuals at risk," adding that "[s]ocial acceptance of physician-assisted suicide will undermine" efforts to reduce suicide rates.
- "Assisted Suicide Places Most Vulnerable at Risk" (Kheriaty/McHugh, Orange County Register, 2/13).
- "In Support the End-of-Life Option Act" (Olvera, Orange County Register, 2/12).