End of Life Option Act Passes State Assembly

Saturday, September 12, 2015

(Cerritos, CA) – Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) joined a majority of her State Assembly colleagues to approve AB2x15, a bill to provide terminally-ill Californians with the option to request aid-in-dying drugs from a physician. During the floor debate, Assemblymember Garcia told her fellow lawmakers, “As a Catholic who is also a public servant, I know that my job allows me to practice my faith but have the responsibility not to impose my faith on others.” The End of Life Option Act, authored by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), would allow mentally-capable, terminally-ill adults the option to request a doctor’s prescription for aid-in-dying drugs to painlessly and peacefully hasten their death. Here’s more from Assemblymember Garcia in this Assembly Access video. .