A CA Superior Court Judge has declared CA’s assisted suicide law to be unconstitutional, on the narrow ground of its adoption during a special 2016 session called to address health care efficiency and funding rather than during the regular session, during which it had failed to pass (https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/16/health/california-assisted-suicide-law-overturned/index.html).
The judge ordered that the law should continue in effect for five days, to give the state time to file an appeal of the decision. CA’s attorney has indicated that an emergency appeal will be filed.
No one can know how appellate courts will rule on the law, but True Dignity rejoices that at least one judge has stated clearly that assisted suicide has nothing to do with health care.
News reports indicate that proponents of assisted suicide have embarked on a major fundraising campaign based on their plans to fight this ruling.
The legal group that assisted a group of CA doctors in filing the lawsuit that led to the law’s overturn is Life Legal Defense Foundation. Here is a link through which you can donate to it: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/ygr6Ug. Please consider helping this group continue its important work.