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Advocate Says California’s Aid-In-Dying Law Is Too Restrictive

Advocate Says California’s Aid-In-Dying Law Is Too Restrictive


Faye Girsh, president/founder, Hemlock Society of San Diego


It has been a year since California's End of Life Options Act became law.

According to a survey conducted by the right to die group Compassion and Choices, 504 terminally-ill Californians have received the prescription drugs to end their lives since June 9, 2016.

But the group said the official state numbers will probably be much higher.

RELATED: Aid-In-Dying Law Comes To California

Faye Girsch, founder and president of the Hemlock Society of San Diego has been in the forefront of the right to die movement worked for decades to get the law enacted in California.

Girsh discussed why she believes California's End of Life Options Act does not go far enough Tuesday on Midday Edition.


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