111 People Ended Their Lives in 6 Months Under California’s New Right-to-Die Law

In 2016, California became the sixth state to enact a “right-to-die” or physician-assisted suicide law (Washington, D.C. also has one in place). Health officials from the Golden State now report that 111 terminally ill patients used the law to legally end their lives in its first six months.

The End of Life Option Act (EOLA) went into effect on June 9, 2016. Between then and December 31 of last year, “191 individuals received aid-in-dying drugs under the EOLA, and 111 people died...

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