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California lawmakers approve right-to-die legislation
Marin Independent Journal

Lawmakers gave final approval Friday to a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives.

The measure faces an uncertain future with Gov. Jerry Brown, a former Jesuit seminarian who has not said whether he will sign it.

Senators approved the bill on a 23-14 vote after an emotional debate on the final day of the legislative session.

“Eliminate the needless pain and the long suffering of those who are dying,” urged Democratic Sen. Lois Wolk, one of the bill’s co-authors.