A new Field Poll finds that the majority of Californians support a bill that would allow terminally-ill patients to end their own lives with a lethal prescription. The bill, drafted by Patty Berg (D) and Lloyd Levine (D), would allow a doctor to prescribe a lethal prescription if a person is found legally competent and declared terminally ill by two physicians. Supporters believe the recent Supreme Court Decision upholding Oregon's physician-assisted suicide law will help attract support for the measure. Many analysts have predicted a wave of such laws around the country in months to come.
- see this article from The Sacramento Bee