Gov. Jerry Brown approved an end-of-life measure Monday that allows physicians to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to quicken the deaths of terminally ill patients. Brown, a former Jesuit seminary student, said he had difficulty in approving the assisted-suicide law and had to “reflect on what I would want in the face of my own death.”
California is now the fifth state to permit assisted suicide, following Vermont, Oregon, Montana, and Washington. Read more at the Los Angeles Times.