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A look at efforts to legalize physician-assisted deaths
Modesto Bee

California’s governor has signed a bill that will give the terminally ill in the nation’s most populous state the right to end their lives with drugs prescribed by a doctor.

Right-to-die advocates have been pushing for decades to get such legislation passed in the state and say Monday’s signing is a major victory that could spur other states to follow suit.

Opponents disagree and are launching a drive for a referendum to overturn the law. They say similar bills in numerous states have stalled.