California lawmakers revive aid-in-dying bill, adding support from Latino Catholics

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Brittany Maynard, who was diagnosed with brain cancer at 29, moved from California to Oregon, where physician assisted suicide is legal, dying there because California forbids the practice.

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Brittany Maynard, who was diagnosed with brain cancer at 29, moved from California to Oregon, where physician assisted suicide is legal, dying there because California forbids the practice.

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Democrats have reintroduced the bill, which was backed by the family of the late Brittany Maynard. The young Californian moved to Oregon to avail herself of that states' assisted dying legislation. The bill had passed the Senate earlier this year then was blocked by an Assembly subcommittee.