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California lawmakers renew push to pass right-to-die bill
Modern Healthcare

California lawmakers are making a new push to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives after previous efforts stalled amid religious opposition.

Democratic legislators introduced the bill, which allows doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs, in a special session on health care convened by Gov. Jerry Brown and were expected to announce their plan for passing it Tuesday.

Religious groups and advocates for people with disabilities opposed a nearly identical bill this year, saying it goes against the will of God and put terminally ill patients at risk for coerced death.