Supporters relieved after California court reinstates 'Right to die' law

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Supporters of California's "right to die" law say they are relieved following a decision by a state appeals court to reinstate the law for now. (Shutterstock)

Supporters of California's "right to die" law say they are relieved following a decision by a state appeals court to reinstate the law for now.

The law lets patients obtain life-ending drugs if a doctor determines they have fewer than six months to live.

RELATED: Judge tosses Calif. law, allowing terminally ill to take life-ending drugs

Last month a lower court judge declared the law unconstitutional for procedural reasons.

The law was inspired by Brittany Maynard. She moved from the Bay Area to Oregon to end her life after a brain cancer diagnosis.

Her husband, Dan Diaz, told ABC7 News that he made a promise to his wife that he will continue to do what it takes to ensure the law is on the books in California.

Click here for more stories, photos, and video on Brittany Maynard.
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