A group of doctors are going to court to try to knock down a new California law that allows terminally ill adults with less than six months to live to get a doctor’s prescription for a lethal dose of “aid-in-dying” drugs.
The plaintiffs suing are five physicians from southern California and the American Academy of Medical Ethics, a Christian medical group with a national membership in the thousands.
A Riverside Superior Court judge on Thursday rejected their emergency request for a temporary restraining order against the law and scheduled a hearing for June 29 to consider a preliminary injunction.
The End of Life Option Act took effect Thursday, making California the fourth and largest state to legalize physician-assisted suicide through legislation.
The five states with assisted suicide are Oregon, Washington, Montana, Vermont and now California.