Partial Victory in Assisted Suicide Lawsuit

Life Legal attorneys, led by Katie Short, appeared in court this morning to argue for a preliminary injunction that would block implementation of California’s assisted suicide law. The following issues were ruled on by Judge Daniel A. Ottolia at this morning’s hearing: “Standing”: VICTORY! The judge held that our plaintiffs, six physicians and a nationwide…

Life Legal Fights Medical Murder

Last week, Life Legal had the opportunity to meet three heroes in the fight against the legalization of assisted suicide: 30-year-old former U.S. Marine JJ Hanson, his wife Kristen Hanson, and Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, a psychiatrist with the University of California at Irvine’s Neuropsychiatric Center. In 2014, both Brittany Maynard and JJ Hanson were diagnosed…

Life Legal Files Lawsuit to Stop Assisted Suicide Law

The Life Legal Defense Foundation filed a lawsuit today challenging California’s physician-assisted suicide law, the “End of Life Option Act.” The lawsuit was filed in the California Superior Court in Riverside County. The civil rights lawsuit alleges Equal Protection violations of individuals labeled terminally ill and was filed by five physicians in southern California and…

5 Problems with the End of Life Option Act

California’s End of Life Option Act does not require a psychological evaluation prior to receiving a prescription for aid-in-dying drugs. This lack of basic psychological evaluation and treatment constitutes medical negligence. The Act puts vulnerable individuals at risk. We can’t ignore the economic factors at work in medicine. For example, patients in Oregon have been…