You will find here all the information you need to better understand the issues surrounding assisted suicide in California, USA.

April 8, 2019   CALIFORNIA ALLOWS ASSISTED SUICIDE DRUGS FOR TERMINALLY ILL, BUT HOSPITALS SET BARRIERS

Since 2016, a California law has allowed terminally ill patients to obtain and use aid-in-dying medications from their doctors. But nearly two-thirds of California hospitals have policies against prescribing the drugs and forbid affiliated doctors from helping patients get them, a survey shows.


August 13, 2017   CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL SUED FOR REFUSING TO ASSIST SUICIDE

The family of a Californian woman who died of cancer are suing a San Francisco hospital for refusing to assist in her suicide.


August 1, 2017   DYING OF DESPAIR

On November 4, 2014, ­­sixteen-year-old Cameron Lee, a popular, athletic, straight-A student at Henry M. Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California, leapt in front of a commuter train. His death is one of many in a number of clusters that are becoming increasingly common.


July3, 2017   111 REPORTED ASSISTED DEATHS IN 2016

The recent assisted suicide report from the California Department of Public Health indicates that there were 111 reported assisted suicide deaths in 2016.


June 14,  2017   PHYSICIAN ACCUSED OF KILLING A CHILD FOR ORGANS

In California, four years after the event, a physician is accused of killing a child for his organs. An investigation was opened last June 12. 


June 8, 2017   A YEAR OF LEGALIZED ASSISTED SUICIDE, COUNTLESS UNANSWER QUESTIONS

June 9 will mark one year of legal assisted suicide in California. Although premature and lacking in reliable data, Compassion & Choices is already declaring the law is “working very well”, the report leaves more questions than answers.


October 21, 2016   INSURER OFFERS TO PAY FOR ASSISTED SUICIDE BUT NOT FOR CHEMOTHERAPY

A California woman recently put her insurance provider under the spotlight, alleging that the company offered to pay for assisted suicide, but not chemotherapy.


October 18, 2016   CA HOSPITALIZED MENTALLY ILL OK FOR ASSISTED SUICIDE

California has promulgated a regulation to assure that the mentally ill who have been ordered hospitalized in California have access to assisted suicide if they are dying and deemed able to make medical decisions


August 12, 2016   TERMINALLY ILL CALIFORNIA WOMAN HOLDS FAREWELL PARTY BEFORE DOCTOR-ASSISTED SUICIDE

In early July, Betsy Davis emailed her closest friends and relatives to invite them to a two-day party. The 41-year-old artist with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, held the gathering to say goodbye before becoming one of the first Californians to take a lethal dose of drugs under the state’s new doctor-assisted suicide law for the terminally ill.


August 11, 2016   TERMINALLY ILL ARE SAYING GOODBYE WITH ASSISTED SUICIDE PARTIES

In early July, Betsy Davis emailed her closest friends and relatives to invite them to a two-day party. The 41-year-old artist with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, held the gathering to say goodbye before becoming one of the first Californians to take a lethal dose of drugs under the state’s new doctor-assisted suicide law for the terminally ill.


July 24, 2016   WHY ARE THEY TRYING TO MAKE US KILL OUR PATIENTS

California’s new assisted-suicide law violates the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection clause.

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