The law was inspired by Brittany Maynard, who moved to Oregon to end her own life.
I'm off all my painkillers, sleeping pills, and anxiety medication and never went through chemotherapy. Tracey Gamer-Fanning
We took our baby girl home from the hospital soon after we took her off life support. We signed "Do Not Resuscitate" documents and we were assigned hospice care especially for children. It took 21 days. With each cavernous minute, I prayed for death to be swift.
With 65 percent of Californians in favor of the law, opponents face an uphill battle.
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Terminally ill Californians can now take their lives into their own hands.
The bill, inspired by Brittany Maynard, passed in the state Senate Friday.
"Imagine that it's one of your constituents, suffering in agonizing pain - their pain medication no longer works. Then imagine that it's your father or your mother or your grandparents or your daughter."
The bill cleared a key legislative committee on Tuesday.
Democrats have vowed to make the bill inspired by Brittany Maynard a priority.