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Appellate Court Halts Order Voiding California's Assisted Suicide Law
Contact: Alexandra Snyder, Executive Director, Life Legal Defense Foundation, 202-717-7371
 
NAPA, Calif., June 18, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- A California appellate court has granted the Attorney General's request to stay, or halt, the trial court's order striking down the End of Life Option Act as unconstitutional. The appellate order temporarily reinstates the Act, which decriminalizes assisted suicide, pending a determination of Attorney General Becerra's writ petition.

Life Legal will file a response to the petition shortly.

"We remain confident that we will prevail at the appellate court level, last week's setback notwithstanding," said Life Legal Executive Director Alexandra Snyder. "The End of Life Option Act was passed in a manner that violates California's constitution and sets a dangerous precedent for circumventing the normal legislative process to ram through controversial bills. Life Legal will continue to challenge the constitutionality of the Act, which places vulnerable individuals, particularly the elderly and disabled, at risk."
 
About Life Legal Defense Foundation
Life Legal Defense Foundation was established in 1989, and is a nonprofit organization composed of attorneys and other concerned citizens committed to giving helpless and innocent human beings of any age, and their advocates, a trained and committed voice in the courtrooms of our nation. For more information about the Life Legal Defense Foundation, visit
www.lldf.org.