California files to block ruling that ends right-to-die law

California files to block ruling that ends right-to-die law

California’s attorney general on Monday sought an emergency ruling to allow the state’s right-to-die law to stay in effect, underscoring an urgent desire to defend a legal challenge to the End of Life Option Act…

But opponents criticized the effort.  “We are deeply troubled to see Attorney General Becerra, who is supposed to be responsible for upholding the rule of law and the state’s constitution, appeal the ruling of a Superior Court Judge that found California’s assisted suicide law was unconstitutionally passed by the Legislature,” said Matt Valliere, director of the New York-based Patients Rights Action Fund.

“We hope that this effort to appeal the ruling of Judge Ottolia fails so that people with terminal illness, disabilities, advanced age, and economic challenges will be liberated from this dangerous public policy,” he said.

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