An Update on California's Right to Die Bill
March 28, 2016 Vineet Tummala
On October 5, 2015, California became the fifth state (after Oregon, Washington, Vermont, and Montana) to legalize euthanasia, also known as physician-assisted suicide. This law, called the "right to die bill", will go into effect on June 9 to allow physicians to prescribe lethal drugs to patients with terminal illness.
Gun Violence vs. Mental Illness
March 14, 2016 Vineet Tummala
Gun violence has been in the news frequently over the past few months. Some examples are recent mass shootings, including the attacks that killed fourteen people in San Bernardino, California; ten at Umpqua Community College in Oregon; and nine in Charleston, South Carolina. Many people, especially politicians, are quick to assume that the perpetrators of these events suffer from mental illness.
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