California Lawsuit Seeks to Decimate Hippocratic Oath

The recent death of 77-year-old Judy Dale has sparked controversy regarding California’s recently passed statute legalizing assisted suicide. Dale, a cancer patient, passed away from her illness at home last year after not receiving a prescription for lethal medication that she had allegedly requested for the entirety of her final hospitalization. After her passing, Dale’s children filed a lawsuit alleging elder abuse for her oncologists’ refusal to prescribe life-ending drugs on account of their mother’s pain. According to the San Francisco Chronicle: [The] lawsuit by her children will determine whether UCSF Medical Center, where Dale first went for treatment, was