Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
A California federal judge has rejected a preliminary injunction asking the court to permit euthanasia within the state assisted suicide act. Link to the court decision (Link).
On August 30 I wrote an article about the California court case to permit euthanasia within the state assisted suicide act. The case argued that some people with disabilities, who are approved for assisted suicide, are unable to self-administer the lethal drugs. Therefore, based on the Americans with Disabilities Act, the court must permit euthanasia (doctor administered death) in these cases.
On September 13 I wrote that the California court must reject the challenge to the state assisted suicide act based on (among other reasons):
- There is no right to assisted suicide, therefore there is no legal requirement to amend the perceived inequality within the state assisted suicide law.
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