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A Palliative Care Doctor Weighs California's New Aid-In-Dying Law

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Debbie Ziegler holds a photo of her daughter, Brittany Maynard, as hugs supporter Ellen Pontac after a right-to-die measure was approved by the state Assembly on Wednesday in Sacramento, Calif. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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California Approves Physician-Assisted Suicide; Bill Heads To Governor's Desk

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Debbie Ziegler holds a photo of her daughter, Brittany Maynard, as she receives congratulations from Ellen Pontac, after a right-to die measure was approved by the state Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, in Sacramento, Calif. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Coded Talk About Assisted Suicide Can Leave Families Confused

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Terminally Ill California Mom Speaks Out Against Assisted Suicide

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If You Have Dementia, Can You Hasten Death As You Wished?

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The Supreme Court of Canada, seen here in a welcoming ceremony last October, has overturned the country's ban on physician-assisted suicide. Chris Wattie/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Stefan Daniel is a 51-year-old German clinical psychologist with multiple sclerosis. He has decided that he will end his life, by taking a barbiturate while sitting in his own living room, when he can no longer see or speak. Esme Nicholson for NPR hide caption

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When And How To Die: Germany Debates Whose Choice It Is

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How A Woman's Plan To Kill Herself Helped Her Family Grieve

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