Brown, Staff Lobbied by Terminally Ill as Governor Faces Tough Decision

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Christy O'Donnell, a terminally ill former LAPD officer, center, thrusts her fist in the air at a rally in support of the End of Life Option Act in Los Angeles. (Credit: Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times)

Christy O'Donnell, a terminally ill former LAPD officer, center, thrusts her fist in the air at a rally in support of the End of Life Option Act in Los Angeles. (Credit: Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times)

As he faces an Oct. 7 deadline to sign or veto a bill allowing aid-in-dying measures in California, Gov. Jerry Brown and his staff have talked to terminally ill Californians, an indication he is open to considering their plea for approval of the bill.

As he faces an Oct. 7 deadline to sign or veto a bill allowing aid-in-dying measures in California, Gov. Jerry Brown and his staff have talked to terminally ill Californians, an indication he is open to considering their plea for approval of the bill.

What was the response? “The [governor’s] office has communicated that they are taking this decision very seriously,” O’Donnell said.

As The Times reported, Brown, a former Jesuit seminary student, had a telephone conversation with Brittany Maynard three days before she ended her life with drugs in Oregon, to avoid prolonged suffering from brain cancer.

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