This is a dark day for California and for the Brown legacy. Governor Brown was clear in his statement that this was based on his personal background. As someone of wealth and access to the world's best medical care and doctors the Governor's background is very different than that of millions of Californians living in healthcare poverty without that same access - these are the people and families potentially hurt by giving doctors the power to prescribe lethal overdoses to patients.
At this time the coalition of organizations opposing assisted suicide is reviewing at all of its options moving forward.
By Frank Lee on October 4, 2015
Everybody should urge Governor Brown to veto ABX2-15, “Physician Assisted Suicide.” It is the license to kill and pernicious to everybody, especially seniors, handicapped and poor families. Almost all medical groups, patients’ organizations and religious organizations are against this bill.