California leukemia patient sues state for right to die

February 12, 2015 3:44 PM

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California leukemia patient sues state for right to die

A California leukemia patient and five physicians filed a lawsuit this week challenging the state’s ban on assisted suicide, seeking to allow doctors the right to help terminally-ill patients end their lives.

Christie White, the 53-year-old cancer patient from San Francisco, sued the state’s attorney general and San Francisco’s top prosecutor on Wednesday. She is seeking the right for physicians to prescribe medication that leads to death for a terminally-ill individual. She says the act should be consid...

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