The attempt to legalize assisted suicide in California is dead
for this year. After much hype and media attention, proselytizing visits from the nation's most visible leaders in the pro euthanasia movement, the bill went nowhere. For this year, it is dead. Next year is an election year and these bills are never pushed seriously in election years. So, for now, the "all clear" signal can be sent. But only for now. Preventing the legalization of assisted suicide requires constant vigilance.