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California Medical Association drops opposition to aid-in-dying legislation
Ventura County Star

Reversing its long-held position, the California Medical Association has dropped its opposition to doctors providing aid to terminally ill patients who choose to hasten their deaths.

The association representing 40,000 California physicians will announce the policy change Wednesday. It will be become officially neutral on the bill being considered in the Legislature that would allow mentally competent patients diagnosed as having less than six months to live to receive a prescription for lethal drugs.