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Doctors grapple with right-to-die law
Monterey Herald

After 23 years of passionate debate over the issue, California’s controversial right-to-die law becomes a reality next month, when doctors will finally be allowed to legally prescribe lethal drugs to terminally ill patients who want to end their lives.

But will they?

The voluntary nature of the End of Life Option Act for patients also extends to doctors, pharmacists, hospitals and hospices — and opposition from many doctors, professional groups, Catholic hospitals and others suggests that many physicians will say no.