California’s Assisted Suicide Law Will Take Effect June 9

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California’s right-to-die law, which I wrote about a few months ago, starts up 90 days after the end of the special legislative session in which it was passed. That session was finally adjourned yesterday, which means the law officially takes effect on June 9. On that day, the number of US residents with a legal right to assisted suicide will increase from 13 million to 52 million.

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