SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are reintroducing legislation to allow terminally ill patients to legally kill themselves after an earlier defeat.
Democratic legislators have introduced a right-to-die bill in a special session on health care convened by Gov. Jerry Brown. They are expected to announce their plan Tuesday.READ MORE: Updates: Strong Winds And Rain Moving Across Sacramento Region
Sens. Lois Wolk of Davis and Bill Monning of Carmel couldn’t get support from fellow Democrats to advance a nearly identical bill out of the Assembly Health Committee earlier this year.
Religious groups and Democratic lawmakers who lost parents to cancer were opposed.READ MORE: Two New Sandbag Locations Opened In Sacramento
The new bill, ABX2-15, bypasses the health committee where previous legislation stalled.
The right-to-die movement has been galvanized by the highly publicized case of 29-year-old Brittany Maynard, who moved to Oregon to legally take her life.MORE NEWS: 'Major Flood Threat:' National Weather Service Says Storm Could Be Historic
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