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Your Call: Where do you stand on the right to die movement?

Mar 10, 2015

Where do you stand on the right to die movement? On the March 10th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about a right to die bill in California. The renewed push for legislation comes after brain cancer patient Brittany Maynard moved to Oregon where she legally ended her life on November 1. Proponents of the bill say we should have the right to die with dignity. Opponents say people with disabilities and the elderly could be coerced into ending their lives. Where do you stand?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

 


Guests:

Marilyn Golden, senior policy analyst with the Disability Rights and Education Defense Fund

Patricia Gonzalez-Portillo, CA communications director with Compassion and Choices

Dr. Stephanie Harman, palliative care specialist at Stanford University

Web Resources:

LA Times: Cancer patients, doctors sue to allow physician-assisted death for terminally ill

KQED: California Revisits Right-to-Die Legislation

LA Times: We should think twice about 'death with dignity'

Time: More States Considering Right-to-Die Laws After Brittany Maynard