Julie L. Kessler
lawyer traveler writer


Death with dignity

My article “The basic right to die with dignity” appeared in today’s edition of The L.A. Daily Journal and The S.F. Daily Journal. This article discussed the Pope’s recent comments to the Association of Italian Catholic Doctors, comments by the Vatican’s most senior bioethics officials, the recent physician-assisted death with dignity case of 29-year-old Californian Brittany Maynard in Oregon (where it is legal), and Monday’s unanimous passage of California’s first resolution supporting dying with dignity by the West Hollywood City Council. Hopefully this passage in West Hollywood will result in a catalyst for statewide legislation that will guaranty a most basic right – to die with dignity – if one is faced with a terminal illness.


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Date Posted:  Nov. 19 2014