Judge Rules California’s Assisted Suicide Law Unconstitutional

Posted May 15, 2018 9:16 pm by Alex Schadenberg

Judge Rules California’s Assisted Suicide Law Unconstitutional

This media release was sent out by Life Legal Defense on May 15, 2018NAPA, Calif., May 15, 2018 — A California judge overturned the state’s assisted suicide law this morning, ruling that the legislature acted outside the scope of its authority when it enacted the End of Life Option Act.The Act’s sponsors introduced the bill in a special session of the legislature convened by Governor Jerry Brown to address Medicaid funding shortfalls, services for the disabled, and in-home health support services.Life Legal attorneys appeared in court this morning to argue that the End of Life Option Act, which decriminalizes physician-assisted

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