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California lawmakers will push death-with-dignity measure
California lawmakers will push death-with-dignity measure

It was a dying wish of Brittany Maynard, after terminal cancer led her to move to Portland so she could legally end her life, that her home state of California would someday adopt Oregon's death-with-dignity law. On Wednesday, less than three months after 29-year-old Maynard's death drew international attention to the issue, her husband and mother stood with nine California lawmakers to announce legislation that would allow physicians in this state to prescribe medications to hasten death for the terminally ill. "This option is something that Brittany and I thought should be available to all Californians," her husband, Dan Diaz, said at an emotional Capitol news...

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