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Physician-Assisted Death Legislation Moves Forward In California

California's Senate approved the End of Life Option Act, a bill that would allow doctor-assisted suicide for some terminally ill patients. The bill had been stalled for years, in part because doctors opposed it. But last month the California Medical Association dropped its opposition, becoming the first state medical association to do so. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Dr. Theodore Mazer, a member of the association's executive board, about the decision.


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