111 Terminally Ill People Took Their Own Lives in 1st 6 Months of California’s Right-to-Die Law

111 Terminally Ill People Took Their Own Lives in 1st 6 Months of California’s Right-to-Die Law

A total of 111 people in California took their own lives using lethal prescriptions during the first six months of a law that allows terminally ill people to request life-ending drugs from their doctors, according to data released Tuesday. They were among 191 people in the state who received the prescriptions from their doctors; not all ended up using the drugs to kill themselves, state health officials said.

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