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California doctors uneasy about prescribing lethal drugs
Fox News

Terry Petrovich asked her oncologist point blank: “Am I going to count on you to help me achieve a good death?”

To her relief, he told her he would have no problem prescribing a lethal dose of drugs under California’s new law allowing such prescriptions for the terminally ill.

But many in California’s medical community are grappling with the law that goes into effect June 9. Some physicians have told their patients they are not willing to play a role in intentionally ending a person’s life.