On July 24, Amanda Friedland, left, surrounded by friends and family, adjusts friend Betsy Davis’ sash as she lies on a bed during her “Right To Die Party” in Ojai. The 41-year-old woman, diagnosed with ALS, held the party to say goodbye before becoming one of the first California residents to take life-ending drugs under a new law that gave such an option to the terminally ill.
On July 24, Amanda Friedland, left, surrounded by friends and family, adjusts friend Betsy Davis’ sash as she lies on a bed during her “Right To Die Party” in Ojai. The 41-year-old woman, diagnosed with ALS, held the party to say goodbye before becoming one of the first California residents to take life-ending drugs under a new law that gave such an option to the terminally ill. Niels Alpert Niels Alpert
On July 24, Amanda Friedland, left, surrounded by friends and family, adjusts friend Betsy Davis’ sash as she lies on a bed during her “Right To Die Party” in Ojai. The 41-year-old woman, diagnosed with ALS, held the party to say goodbye before becoming one of the first California residents to take life-ending drugs under a new law that gave such an option to the terminally ill. Niels Alpert Niels Alpert

With barbiturates and martini, Sonoma man among first Californians to die under end-of-life law

August 15, 2016 6:00 AM

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