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Right-To-Die Law Faces Delays, Challenges
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A political move to make physician-assisted suicide legal in California may have long-lasting consequences. Supporters could not get the bill approved in the regular legislative session, so they reintroduced it during a special session on health care. The governor has signed the bill into law. But it won’t take effect until the special session ends. That likely won’t happen for months.

Jack Pitney is a Government Professor at Claremont McKenna College. He says lawmakers who supported the measure can already say they voted for it, so there’s no incentive to rush the special session.