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This Doctor Wants To Help California Figure Out Aid-In-Dying

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a CBC radio show that his father, former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, who died in 2000, had prostate cancer and Parkinson's disease. He said his father would have liked to end his life with dignity. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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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 late daughter, Brittany Maynard, after the California State Assembly approved a right-to-die measure on Sept. 9. Maynard died on Nov. 1, 2014. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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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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When J.D. Falk was dying of stomach cancer in 2011, his wife says doctors would only talk about death in euphemisms. Hope Arnold 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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