Source: The Orange County Register
By: Joseph Perkins
The (California) state Senate last week approved the so-called End of Life Act, which would allow the terminally ill to obtain lethal medications with a doctor’s prescription.
The death-on-demand law is co-authored by Sens. Lois Wolk and Bill Monning, with the tacit blessing of the California Medical Association, which previously opposed physician-assisted suicide, but now is officially “neutral” on the issue.
Wolk insists that the End of Life Act “is a compassionate addition to the existing continuum of care that may be used by modern medicine at the end of life.” Monning maintains that the legislation will allow those with terminal diseases “the autonomy to approach death on their own terms.”