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This is the proper response to the legalization of assisted suicide: complete non participation by medical professionals at every level of care. Zurich University Hospital does not permit assisted suicides on premises. That is the honorable approach.

If A.B. 374 passes in California, hospitals like that in Zurich could do the same thing. But the California equivalent of a Zurich University Nursing Home, or Zurich Hospice could not. As written, most in patient or residential health facilities in CA would be forced to be complicit in assisted suicide by allowing them to occur on premises.

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