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CA Assembly Passes 1st Medical Aid-in-Dying Bill in State’s History

In a historic vote, the California Assembly approved a medical aid-in-dying bill  on September 9, 2015. The bill passed with bipartisan support for the first time in history, only two weeks after the legislation was introduced in the special session.

The Assembly passed the bill, called the End of Life Option Act (ABX2-15), by a vote of 44 to 35. It now moves to the Senate, which passed a similar version of the legislation (SB-128) in June. The authors face a deadline of Friday, September 11 to pass ABX2-15. Read more here.