Maynard video supports aid-in-dying bill

March 26, 2015 2:02 PM

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SACRAMENTO — A bill that would allow terminally-ill Californians to take their own lives passed its first test at the Capitol on Wednesday, on the same day Brittany Maynard urged lawmakers to legalize such action in a video recorded before her death last fall.

The state Senate Health Committee passed the California End-of-Life Option Act by a 5-2 vote, but not without strong opposition from critics who said it will endanger the elderly and people with disabilities.

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