Cancer patient in California files lawsuit for right to die

February 12, 2015 10:00 AM

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A 53-year-old leukemia patient in California filed a lawsuit against the state’s attorney general and San Francisco’s top prosecutor seeking the right for physician- aided death for the terminally ill.

The lawsuit states that San Francisco Superior Court should “clarify” that a California law making it illegal to aid, advise or encourage someone to commit suicide is not applicable to doctors assisting a dying, mentally competent patient. The lawsuit claimed that these physicians are not encouragin...

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