Continuing Battle for the Right to Die with Dignity | Black Voice News
Washington, D.C. – In addition to California, six other states and the District of Columbia have authorized medical aid in dying. Collectively, jurisdictions represent nearly one out of five Americans (19%) and have 40 years of combined experience safely using this end-of-life care option. In May, Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel Ottolia put California's three-year-old right to die law on hold. The judge said he halted the law not because he challenged its legality but because he believed the legislature should never have passed it during a special session—the legislation was passed during a special session on health care funding. Attorney General Xavier Becerra appealed the ruling and on June 15, The Fourth District Court of Appeals in Riverside issued an immediate stay and as a result, the end of life option is once again viable in California. Opponents of the appellate court ruling now have until July 2 to file objections. Just like California, right to die legislation