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Veto Senate Bill 380 (Eggman), Protect Patients!
In 2015, the Legislature narrowly passed assisted suicide/End of Life Options Act despite bipartisan opposition. SB 380 also now passed the Legislature with opposition by members of both parties.

Senate Bill (SB) 380 will dismantle important "safeguards" assisted suicide proponents originally touted - including removing the 15 day waiting period and a patient's final attestation requirement. Additionally, the state of California still does not publicly release much of the data collected by doctors and healthcare providers, and records are destroyed after three years. There remains insufficient transparency with the End of Life Options Act that SB 380 does not address.

The fact is, the California Legislature and those charged with protecting the public do not know if assisted suicide participants are being coerced, choosing this option due to cost or lack of hospice or specialty care, or without some underlying mental health condition present such as depression. 

SB 380 does not offer genuine protection to patients and their families, nor does it ensure quality, equitable care for all. Further the law does not address the missing transparency and lack of public data available to assess this law. We must protect vulnerable persons in times of weakness - the poor, elderly, people with disabilities, and others in vulnerable groups - from indifference, prejudice, abuse, exploitation, devaluation, and psychological and financial pressure to end their lives.

SB 380 weakens patient protections. Please urge Governor Newsom to veto SB 380.

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