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"We must speak of man's rights. Man has the right to live. He has the right to bodily integrity and to the means necessary for the proper development of life, particularly food, clothing, shelter, medical care, rest, and, finally, the necessary social services."

Pacem in Terris, St. John Paul II

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California shouldn't scrap 'safeguards' in End of Life Options Act
Assisted suicide is already legal in California through the so-called End of Life Option Act, narrowly passed by the California Legislature and signed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown in 2015. The bill received opposition from both Democrat and Republican Assembly members and state senators but was passed, many feel inappropriately, during a Special Legislative Session focused on Medi-Cal funding.
The CDC Revises Guidelines for Vaccinated Individuals
While demand for COVID-19 vaccines has fallen over the past couple weeks, the CDC released a new graphic that outlines "safe" and "safer" behaviors for fully vaccinated individuals that includes activities like attending small, outdoor events with other fully vaccinated people, and attending crowded events like concerts or sporting events.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an immense amount of stress globally over the last year, with increased anxiety and fear. Additionally, there has been an increase in child abuse and domestic abuse, further signs that proper social and emotional health are not being adequately addressed.
Raising Awareness of Hospice and Palliative Care
All too often, it is only when facing serious and life-threatening illness that people discuss their wishes. But, it’s at this time that a dizzying array of health care choices materialize, concerns over health predominate every waking moment and worry about family and other concerns can become overwhelming.