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Opponents fail to derail the state's right-to-die measure, but they may yet try again in court

Opponents fail to derail the state's right-to-die measure, but they may yet try again in court

California's historic new right-to-die law, passed and signed during a special legislative session last year, won a further victory this week when its opponents fell far short of gathering the 365,880 signatures needed by Monday to put a referendum on the November ballot overturning it. That's good news, because it was a bit of a miracle that the law was passed at all.

An earlier version of the bill, which allows terminally ill people with a life expectancy of six months or less to obtain a prescription for life-ending medication, had failed to make it out of the Assembly Health Committee during...

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