Editorial: State Should Enact Doctor-Assisted Suicide Law
A new report from Washington state should compel California lawmakers to pass a law that would allow physician-assisted suicide, according to an editorial. The report found that such laws "don't encourage patients to kill themselves," but instead foster discussions by terminally ill patients and their families on end-of-life care. The editorial states that although polls indicate a majority of California residents support such laws, "no one in the Legislature has introduced one since 2007."
- "Editorial: It's Time for California Legislature To Act on Assisted Suicide" (San Jose Mercury News, 9/9).