Terminally Ill Mom Says Assisted Suicide is a Bad Idea
A bill called the "End of Life Option Act," which would allow for physician-assisted death, will go through what's expected to be its last state senate committee hearing today. The issue has been in the spotlight since 29-year-old Californian Brittany Maynard, who was terminally ill, traveled to Oregon last year to end her life. Today, we hear a story from another young California woman. Her story is similar to Maynard's in many ways except for one.
Death in Secret: California's Underground World of Assisted Suicide
The California Report's April Dembosky recently did a story that offered a very different perspective of this issue. Here's an excerpt. In it, a California woman named Laura, is faced with carrying out the wish of her husband, John, who was dying of throat cancer. Laura and John aren't their real names, which was changed to protect their privacy.