Governor Jerry Brown signs into law the End of Life Option Act
Brittany Maynard, 29, who took her own life with a fatal dose of prescription sleeping pills, last November, grabbed attention of many advocates of California's right-to-die bill. She had shared her story as to how she had to move out of the state to seek the aid of medical professionals to die in her own terms. Finally, there has been success as last week Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law the End of Life Option Act.
Before dying Maynard asked her husband to ensure that no other Californian has to face the same situation. Her husband, Diaz, petitioned California lawmakers to pass the ‘right to die’ legislation. He and his family are quite relieved that finally, the law has been passed.
“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”, said Diaz.
In the video, Maynard shared that it was not easy to share her story publicly. But she has decided to share as she felt the need to talk as many people misunderstand issue of death with dignity. Diaz said that he plans to continue his fight to pass for the same in more states.
With the law, doctors will be allowed to prescribe to qualified patients those who have less than six months to live and considered mentally competent for a lethal dose of medication.
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