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California Appellate Court Hears Assisted Suicide Arguments

    Death peddlers — who are now focusing on marketing murder as “physician-assisted suicide” — often rely on the courts to advance their agenda. However, when a court does its job and starts to ask them pointed questions, they are flabbergasted. They just don’t have any answers. LIfe Legal attorneys appeared in appellate court …

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Life Legal uncovers shocking facts about assisted suicide law

Life Legal attorneys have uncovered shocking facts about how California’s assisted suicide law is being implemented and who is doing the “assisting.” In the course of challenging California’s End of Life Option Act, we have learned that a handful of doctors have written most of the prescriptions for lethal drugs since the law went into …

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Judge Rules California’s Assisted Suicide Law Unconstitutional

  NAPA, Calif., May 15, 2018 — A California judge ruled that the California state legislature acted outside the scope of its authority when it enacted the End of Life Option Act, which allows physicians to prescribe lethal drugs to their patients. The Act’s sponsors introduced the bill in a special session of the legislature …

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Judge rules against proponents of assisted suicide in California

Life Legal attorneys appeared in court this morning on our challenge to California’s assisted-suicide law. We filed the lawsuit one year ago, shortly before the “End of Life Option Act” went into effect. Our opponents, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the Director of the California Department of Public Health, filed a motion to dismiss …

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5 Reasons Assisted Suicide Laws Are Wrong

Assisted suicide laws ignore the role of depression and anxiety in patients with a terminal diagnosis. Patients are not required to have even a basic psychological evaluation prior to receiving a prescription for lethal drugs. In California, terminally ill patients committed to mental institutions can request assisted suicide and be released so they can kill …

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Partial Victory in Assisted Suicide Lawsuit!

Life Legal attorneys, led by Katie Short, appeared in court this morning to argue for a preliminary injunction that would block implementation of California’s assisted suicide law. The following issues were ruled on by Judge Daniel A. Ottolia at this morning’s hearing: “Standing”: VICTORY! The judge held that our plaintiffs, six physicians and a nationwide …

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