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As California’s End of Life act goes into effect, some doctors question where to draw the line
Los Angeles Times

As a new law goes into effect in California allowing terminally ill patients to take medicines to kill themselves, physicians are contemplating whether they would ever write a prescription for death.

For Dr. Neil Wenger, an internal medicine doctor and director of the UCLA Health Ethics Center, physician-assisted dying blurs what had once been a clear distinction for physicians.

“We have always, up till now, been able to say we will never hasten a death,” Wenger said. “Suddenly, that bright line is not so bright.”