SF Cancer Patient Files Lawsuit So Her Doctor Can Prescribe Medication To Bring About Her ‘Peaceful Death’

February 12, 2015 1:14 AM

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SF Cancer Patient Files Lawsuit So Her Doctor Can Prescribe Medication To Bring About Her ‘Peaceful Death’

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A San Francisco cancer patient and a team of right-to-die advocates are suing to make it possible for a doctor to prescribe medication that induces death to a terminally ill patient without the threat of prosecution.

The lawsuit posits that such an act should not be considered assisted suicide, but instead a “peaceful death.”

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