NY Times: CA Legislature Approves Assisted Suicide

September 11, 2015

On the Senate floor on Friday, members told one personal story after another of watching loved ones die, as they argued both for and against assisted suicide.

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, a Democrat, told of her mother’s two requests while suffering from leukemia: Not to die alone, and to maintain her dignity. “We are talking about giving people a choice,” she said. “They want to be able to transition out of this life with their dignity.”