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February 11, 2015

SF Weekly

 A leukemia-afflicted San Francisco woman filed a lawsuit Wednesday in attempt to make it legal in California for doctors to assist terminally ill patients allowing them to die peacefully on their own terms. 

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February 11, 2015

Reuters

 A 53-year-old California woman suffering from leukemia sued the state's attorney general and San Francisco's top prosecutor on Wednesday seeking the right for physicians to aid the terminally ill in taking their own lives.

The lawsuit asks San Francisco Superior Court to "clarify" that a California law making it illegal to aid, advise or encourage someone to commit suicide does not apply to doctors assisting a dying, mentally competent patient.

February 12, 2015

AirTalk

The latest attempt to shape the right-to-die debate has come in the form of a lawsuit filed by a cancer patient and five doctors with the San Francisco Superior Court.

At present, California has a ban on physician-assisted suicide. Oregon, Washington and Vermont have passed legislation by either the legislature or the ballot box allowing terminally ill patients to obtain lethal doses of medications from their physicians, while New Mexico and Montana gained differing degrees of right-to-die protection from court cases.

Press Releases

October 3, 2013

Marking the last day of Deaf Awareness Month, Disability Rights Legal Center (DLRC) filed a federal class action lawsuit against Krikorian Premiere Theaters alleging discrimination against deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons. 

January 31, 2015

DRLC recently filed suit in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), on behalf of a kindergarten student with disabilities. The suit seeks to compel adoption of inclusive policies that would allow students who use wheelchairs to participate in school activities and programs.

October 3, 2013

Marking the last day of Deaf Awareness Month, Disability Rights Legal Center (DLRC) filed a federal class action lawsuit against Krikorian Premiere Theaters alleging discrimination against deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons.