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Jerry Brown (David McNew / Getty)

Jerry Brown Denies Life Option After Approving Death Drugs

California Governor Jerry Brown approved legislation providing death-inducing drugs the week before vetoing legislation that would have allowed terminally ill Californians to seek certain life-saving drugs.

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Euthanasia Bill Makes Its Way Through California Legislature

An assisted suicide bill which would allow physicians in California to administer lethal drugs to mentally competent, terminally ill patients to accelerate their deaths, passed the first of two state Senate committee panels on Wednesday. The hearing was an emotional one, and legislators heard starkly opposing views.