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Weeks 25 & 26/2018 in the Death with Dignity Movement

July 2, 2018

In the week from June 18 to July 1, 2018:

  • The California End of Life Option Act continued providing relief to terminally ill state residents after an appelate court reinstated the law with a stay on a lower court ruling invalidating it.
  • The California Department of Public Health released its annual report on the use of the law.

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4 Comments.

Arlene Gray
July 4, 2018 at 2:52 pm

We must be allowed to choose our own end of life options.

Arlene Gray
July 4, 2018 at 2:54 pm

Please respect our decision.

Janine kent
July 22, 2018 at 1:03 pm

Hi! I just joined the movement a few days ago. Over the past 10 months our family has watched my mother-in-law and now my mother suffer with terminal cancer..
It has been very heart breaking to watch them both lose their dignity. Both have brain cancer and neurologically impaired. To watch them both being fed, changed and treated like infants is beyond words. My mother-in-law just passed 10 weeks ago & now watching my mom experience the same is just too much. My mother can barely communicate but she tries and basically asks me to kill her & she wants to die.
I am religious and believe in God. I think we treat our beloved animals more humanly than people. Nobody wants to die and when your diagnosis is terminal, why can’t we just be put to sleep & be at peace. The only people benefiting are our pharmaceutical companies , doctors and health care providers.
Until you experience this you cannot begin to understand the strain on the sick individual and family members. Also, not to mention the expense of providing care for the sick whether in a nursing home or @ home which nothing is covered. You have to be very poor and qualify for Medicaid or very rich whereby it doesn’t affect you. So sad what the aging population has to endure during their so called “Golden years”!

Penelope Cox
September 3, 2018 at 11:53 am

I agree with you both out of kindness to the person who is ill as well as emotionally and financially. Tho I am a healthy nearly 80 year old, I am realizing more and more the inevitable. I would hope to have things in place, knowing that I am able to save my small family from both financial and emotional horribleness!

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