Assisted suicide is now legal in California. And the NY Times has a story that highlights my personal struggle with how I feel about it. http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/06/1...-doctors.html?referer=https://www.google.com/ In being up front, I am not a fan of abortion. I do think it should be legal in specific circumstances, but should not be generally so. Given that it is legal, I think there should be a hard look at it before a final decision is made. While you may eventually have another child, that is a different being and different entity, and thus an irreversible decision. I know this is not a popular position, and stands in contrast to currently accepted politics and jurisprudence, but it is still mine. I give you that background not to muddle the issue, but to help frame my position on the matter at hand. My position on assisted suicide is similar, but maybe a little more liberal. I don't like it and don't know if it is right. But, the decision does not impact the development of another sentient being and thus should solely rest with the individual. While I appreciate the struggle many doctors are having with how to work within the law, I believe they have a duty and obligation to work with the decisions of a patient who is of sound mind, or made such declaration while in that mental state. I can't understand how we can allow so many restrictions on this while being so liberal elsewhere. Being allowed to not just deny medication but refuse referral, allowing doctors to push back on the decision, etc? If this was an abortion-restriction measure in Kentucky, the same CA folks that are supportive of this would be demanding that those hicks and rednecks be tossed out of office. Maybe it's just the cautious first steps of a brave new world?