California Enacts Right-to-Die Law

WebMD, 9 June 2016
Author: Dennis Thompson
“California on Thursday becomes the fifth and largest state in the country to allow terminally ill patients to end their own lives. With the state’s right-to-die law in effect, the percentage of terminally ill U.S. adults who can ask for medical aid in dying will leap from 4 percent to 16 percent, according to advocacy group Compassion & Choices. As many as 34,000 terminally ill Californians per year are expected to ask their doctors for information about the law, according to the group.”
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