The law was inspired by Brittany Maynard, who moved to Oregon to end her own life.
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.
California became the fifth state to pass legislation allowing terminally ill patients the right to die, but what does it mean? HuffPost breaks it all down
Terminally ill Californians can now take their lives into their own hands.