Death with Dignity National Center has submitted an amicus curiae brief to the California Fourth District Court of Appeal in support of the End of Life Option Act to counter the outlandish claim of our opponents that death with dignity isn't healthcare.
The events of the past few weeks in California have caused confusion and distress among the state's residents and sparked outrage among death with dignity supporters nationwide. Here is an overview of where things stand and what's next.
Riverside County Superior Court judge Daniel A. Ottolia yesterday officially overturned the California End of Life Option Act. The California End of Life Option Act is no longer in effect (for now).
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday appealed a district court ruling invalidating the End of Life Option Act; he requested the law be allowed to continue providing dying Californians with peace and control in their final days.
"With one stroke of his pen, Riverside Judge Daniel A. Ottolia callously struck out at California's terminally-ill patients in a cruel way," writes Deborah Ziegler in response to the May 15 ruling nullifying the End of Life Option Act.
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of implementation of the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, we are featuring stories of those who in 1997 campaigned against the repeal of the law adopted by Oregon voters three years before. Today we are featuring George Eighmey, President of our Board of Directors, who was an Oregon State Representative in the 1990's.
Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Ottolia today ruled to allow the lawsuit against the California End of Life Option Act to proceed. While the judge had already rightly ruled the law poses no threat to anyone, he decided there was enough grounds for the challenge to go ahead.
By George Eighmey, President It wasn’t even close. Early Friday Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Ottolia denied the request for an injunction filed by a group of anti-choice physicians against the California End of Life Option Act. This…
Earlier today Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Ottolia continued until late August the hearing on a preliminary injunction filed by opponents of the California End of Life Option Act. Implementation of California End of Life Option Act Continues…
As opponents of California’s End of Life Option Act attempt to derail the law in Riverside County Superior Court on Monday, Death with Dignity National Center Board President George Eighmey says it is the doctors bringing the lawsuit who are…