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Aid-in-dying bill withdrawn due to lack of support
San Francisco Chronicle

Lawmakers abruptly withdrew a bill Tuesday that would allow dying patients to end their lives with doctor-prescribed drugs after it became clear the proposal did not have the votes needed to make it through a key committee. Authors of the assisted-dying bill could not persuade enough fellow Democrats on the Assembly Health Committee to support SB128 in time to meet upcoming legislative deadlines. Instead of forcing a vote they knew would fall short, bill authors Sens. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, and Bill Monning, D-Carmel, withdrew SB128 from being heard by the committee on Tuesday.