A few disability rights groups and individuals with chronic disability have sued the State of California seeking to overturn the State’s End of Life Options Act. According to the groups the law “steers people with” disabilities “away from necessary mental health care, medical treatment, and disability supports and towards death by suicide.”
California adopted its law on June 9, 2016, which includes a multitude of safeguards to ensure that only mentally competent, terminally ill adults with ability to make their own informed—and fully voluntary—medical decisions are able to choose the benefits of the law.
The Completed Life Initiative’s Kathryn L. Tucker had written a press release on the case. For more information please read here: Advocacy (completedlife.org)