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Assisted deaths on the rise in California

Dan Diaz holds a photo of his late wife, Brittany Maynard, taken on their wedding day, during a rally calling for Gov. Jerry Brown to sign right-to-die legislation in this 2015 file photo. A California judge on May 15, 2018, threw out a 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives, ruling it was unconstitutionally approved by the Legislature. Maynard moved to Oregon from California to legally end her life in 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Dan Diaz holds a photo of his late wife, Brittany Maynard, taken on their wedding day, during a rally calling for Gov. Jerry Brown to sign right-to-die legislation in this 2015 file photo. A California judge on May 15, 2018, threw out a 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives, ruling it was unconstitutionally approved by the Legislature. Maynard moved to Oregon from California to legally end her life in 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File) AP

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