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Right-to-die bill heads Brown’s way
Capitol Weekly

Legislation to allow dying people to end their lives with lethal, physician-supplied drugs was approved by the state Senate on Friday and sent to Gov. Brown, who once studied for the priesthood and who has not disclosed his position on the bill.

The action represented a remarkable journey for the controversial legislation, which was inspired in part by the death of a young California woman who had moved to Oregon, which has a physician-assisted death law. The measure was derailed earlier in the year when it was abruptly pulled from consideration just hours before a key Capitol hearing.