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It was a very intense but fair hearing in Sacramento today. I was expecting a low key affair but the press was out in force and the hearing room full of both supporters and opponents of AB 651, the assisted suicide legalization bill. Here is my written testimony, an abridged version of which I read to the Committee. Questions were mainly by Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, a co-author of the bill, Senator Sheila Kuehl, a supporter of the bill, and Chairman Joseph Dunn, who has not, as far as I know, declared his position.

The outcome remains uncertain...

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