June 28, 2006

CA Assisted Suicide Bill Defeated in Committee

The California state Senate's judiciary committee on Tuesday rejected a "right to die" bill modeled on Oregon's law.

From Oregon Public Broadcasting:

. . . the judiciary committee heard from opponents of the measure, including Marilyn Golden, with the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund. She warned that disabled people or the poor could feel pressure to end their lives. . . .

The deciding vote came from judiciary chair Joseph Dunn, who said he is too concerned that financial concerns by patients and the health care industry could drive legalized physician assisted suicide in the future.

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Posted on June 28, 2006