California Governor Jerry Brown signs End of Life Option Act

California Governor Jerry Brown signs End of Life Option Act

Brittany Maynard’s husband Dan Diaz has fulfilled his promise given to his wife. Maynard diagnosed with brain cancer had to move to states in search of easier death. During her last days, she asked her husband do something by which no other terminally ill Californian has to move places in search of easier death.

The promise has been fulfilled, as California Governor Jerry Brown has approved ‘right to die’ legislation. It is the sixth such law in the US that gives terminally ill Californians the right to die. The law takes into effect from January 1, 2016 for 10 years. After that time, California Legislature will decide whether or not to renew it.

Maynard was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, a particularly virulent form of brain cancer, in January 2014. After two months of her diagnosis, her doctors cleared that she has six months to live. Diaz said that they have to move to states to get prescription allowing her end her life. Maynard moved to Oregon, so they could get the prescription.

Diaz said that he feels a sense of pride and love for Brittany for starting the conversation on the topic last year. “All of these people, these stories, that’s why Brittany was speaking up. It was not just about her. It was about anyone who would find themselves in this horrible predicament”, affirmed Diaz.

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