Cancer Patient Seeking Right to have Assisted Death

February 12, 2015 9:22 AM

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A cancer patient along with five doctors sued the state in San Francisco Superior Court today in order to seek clarification on whether physicians could help mentally competent terminally ill patients in bringing their death.

The lawsuit was filed against California Attorney General Kamala Harris as well as Francisco District Attorney George Gascon who were responsible for enforcing a 140-old state law known as the Assisted Suicide Statute. They made it a crime for anyone who tend to assist any other person in committing...

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