OAKLAND, Calif. — You can’t put a price on most things in life. But you can, apparently, put a price on death: $2,000.
That’s what Dr. Lonny Shavelson is charging patients at his brand-new physician-assisted suicide clinic in Berkeley, California.
Last month, California became the fifth and most populous state to adopt a law legalizing physician-assisted suicide. The state’s End of Life Option Act went into effect June 9.
Shavelson, who had retired from practicing medicine, was drawn back after Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed the End of Life Option Act last year. Shavelson recently opened the state’s first End of Life Options clinic in the Bay Area, where he will consult with and...READ MORE