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Assisted death opponents concede defeat in referendum drive

Posted By Administration, Thursday, January 7, 2016

A group aiming to overturn California’s new law allowing terminally-ill patients to obtain lethal drugs said Monday that it did not collect enough signatures to qualify a referendum for the November ballot.

“Submissions are being made in each county today, but it does not appear that we will have sufficient signatures,” proponent Dr. Mark Hoffman said in a statement released by Seniors Against Suicide.

A spokesman for the group said they were able to gather several hundred thousand signatures from people opposed to the law, but were still short of the 365,880 needed to bring the issue before voters.

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