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Calif. Appeals Court Dismisses Lawsuit that Temporarily Suspended End of Life Option Act

Riverside, Calif. Nov. 4, 2021 – Compassion & Choices praised a California appeals court for dismissing a five-year-old lawsuit that resulted in a lower court temporarily suspending California’s End of Life Option Act in May 2018. The suspension resulted in a significant number of terminally ill Californians dying with needless suffering because they were unable […]

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California State Assembly Passes Bill to Improve End of Life Option Act

Compassion & Choices Action Network applauded the California State Assembly for passing Senate Bill 380 by a floor vote of 47-14.  The bipartisan bill, co-authored by Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) and Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa), would improve access to the End of Life Option Act. The bill now moves to the California State […]

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Advocacy Group Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee for Passage of Legislation to Keep and Improve CA’s End of Life Option Act

Sacramento, CA, April 21, 2021 – Compassion & Choices Action Network applauded the California State Senate Judiciary Committee for their support in moving Senate Bill 380 out of committee and closer to passage. SB 380, co-authored by Sen. Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) and Asm. Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa), would improve access to the California End of Life Option Act and make it permanent. […]

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Actors Anna Camp, Joe Lo Truglio, Release Videos Urging Support to Keep and Improve California’s End of Life Option Act

Los Angeles, CA, March 22, 2021 –  Actors Anna Camp and Joe Lo Truglio, who starred in the feature film “Here Awhile,” have partnered with Compassion & Choices Action Network to launch videos today urging Californians to urge their lawmakers to support  Senate Bill 380 to improve access to the End of Life Option Act […]

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Group Urges Calif. AG to File Immediate Appeal to Suspend Judgment Invalidating Medical Aid-in-Dying Law

Riverside, Calif. May 25, 2018 –  Compassion & Choices urges the California attorney general to immediately file an appeal with a state appellate court to suspend a lower court judgment today invalidating the End of Life Option Act. Appealing the ruling filed last night by Riverside County Superior Court would preserve access to the law […]

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Group Praises Calif. AG for Emergency Request to Reverse Court Ruling to Invalidate Medical Aid-in-Dying Law

Riverside, Calif.  May 22, 2018  –  Compassion & Choices praised the California attorney general for filing an emergency request late Monday with the state court of appeals to reverse a lower court ruling to invalidate the End of Life Option Act. The End of Life Option Act remains in effect until further notice. Similar to […]

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California Court Rejects Suit to Block Medical Aid-in-Dying Law

Aug. 26, 2016 – Compassion & Choices praised a Riverside Superior Court decision today to reject a preliminary injunction motion that was filed to suspend the state’s new medical aid-in-dying law. However, the Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Ottolia allowed the suit by the Life Legal Defense Foundation, American Academy of Medical Ethics […]