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End of Life Option Act Advances in California Assembly

Exciting news! Californians are now one step closer to having Death with Dignity as an end-of-life option: The Assembly's Extraordinary Session Public Health and Developmental Services Committee yesterday approved ABX2 15, the California End of Life Option Act, on a 10 to 3 vote.

Things looked calm outside the California State Capitol when I got there but the hearing almost didn't happen. Last minute objections from various quarters to some of the provisions made for some hectic maneuvering. Going into the hearing room we were cautiously confident we had the votes, including from some recalcitrant Assembly Members. But you just never know until the final vote is tallied.

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