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California lawmakers introduce ‘death with dignity’ bill
Sacramento Bee

Flanked by the family of a brain cancer patient who left California to end her own life, state lawmakers Wednesday introduced a bill to allow doctors to prescribe a lethal dose of drugs to terminally ill people who want to die.

Senate Bill 128 was prompted by the high-profile death in November of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old Californian who moved to Oregon last year after being diagnosed with an aggressive cancer her doctors said would kill her within months.