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Should California allow doctor assisted suicide?




This undated photo provided by the Maynard family shows Brittany Maynard, who chose to end her life on Nov. 1, 2014. She had become an advocate for the right-to-die movement following her diagnoses of terminal brain cancer.
This undated photo provided by the Maynard family shows Brittany Maynard, who chose to end her life on Nov. 1, 2014. She had become an advocate for the right-to-die movement following her diagnoses of terminal brain cancer.
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The right-to-die movement has recently gained new momentum in the West following the highly publicized death of Brittany Maynard.

Last week, California's Senate Health Committee passed a bill which would legalize physician-assisted suicide and it heads next to the Senate Judiciary Committee. 

Here at Southern California Public Radio, our health team is providing ongoing coverage of the legislation and the fierce debate surrounding the issue. Especially reporter Rebecca Plevin over at the blog "Impatient." She joins Alex Cohen to talk about the right-to-die movement and personal stories that she's heard from listeners about their end of life experiences.

Rebecca joins Take Two every week for our segment "Impatient," which focuses on the latest in consumer health.