"Give me liberty at my death." Poster at a PAS demonstration.1
"MY life, MY death, MY choice" Another poster
at a PAS demonstration.1
'You better darn well believe I want to impose my morality on these
people'." Assemblymember Anthony Adams (R) attacking the PAS bill AB 374
Oregon's Death With
Dignity law went into effect during 1997. It allows some terminally-ill
patients to request assistance to commit suicide. This triggered plebiscites and
legislative bills in other states.
There have been many attempts to pass a PAS law in California. In spite of
high levels of public support for such a bill, -- on the order of 70% -- none were signed into law until late 2015.