The waiting was the hardest part

Right after getting his cancer diagnosis, Jay Roberts knew that he wanted physician-assisted death, as allowed under California’s aid-in-dying law. Making that decision was easy compared to the legal process that followed, according to his wife Jane. She tells the story behind her letter to the editor, which explains why the law needs to be altered to meet the needs of the dying. (Video by L. A. Times Studios) (Update: The law was updated in October, 2021.)