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Right-to-die group offers aid, in secret, as California legislation is debated
The Mercury News

As legislators prepare to debate a “right to die” bill in the state Capitol, volunteers are already helping suffering people end their lives — surreptitiously, without authorization or official oversight — in bedrooms across California.

“The sneaking around … feels awful. It shouldn’t have to be that way,” said Myriam Coppens, a Santa Cruz resident who has served as a “guide” in the deaths of 16 people with advanced cancer, neurological diseases or incurable illnesses.

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