California lawsuit filed Wednesday asks to overturn state’s physician-assisted suicide laws

February 12, 2015 1:38 PM

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California lawsuit filed Wednesday asks to overturn state’s physician-assisted suicide laws

A California lawsuit seeks to overturn the ban of physician-assisted suicide so that physicians who help terminally ill patients end their lives can be exempted.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in San Francisco Superior Court by a cancer patient and five doctors. According to the lawsuit, physicians who help terminally ill patients by prescribing a lethal dose of medications are not helping the patient commit suicide, but in true sense are giving them an opt...

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