Riverside judge overturns California’s doctor-assisted suicide law

A Riverside County judge overturned California’s physician-assisted suicide law on Tuesday, giving the state attorney general five days to file an appeal to keep the law in place.

California’s law, which allows terminally ill patients to request lethal medications from their doctors, has been the subject of fierce and emotional debates since it was approved in 2016. The state was the fifth in the nation to legalize the practice.

Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Ottolia said Tuesday that the California Legislature violated the law by passing the End of Life Option Act during a special session dedicated to healthcare issues, according to the plaintiffs in the case as well as advocates for the law.
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