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Will many Calif. hospitals opt out of assisted-suicide law?


Will many California hospitals decide to opt out of the Golden State’s assisted-suicide law, which goes into effect June 9?

Gov. Jerry Brown calls the new law “a comfort” to anyone “dying in prolonged and excruciating pain.”

The End of Life Option Act lets physicians, medical groups and hospitals opt out of the law’s guidelines for assisting the terminally ill to do. Most, if not all, religious hospitals are expected to reject the law.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the California Hospital Association couldn’t  estimate  the number of hospitals that will opt out, although it’s expected that at Catholic-affiliated hospitals will.

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