First right-to-die clinic opens in California


Gov. Jerry Brown

Bradford Richardson – June 9, 2016

For the tidy sum of $2,000, terminally ill Californians can now pay a doctor to help them commit suicide.

Dr. Lonny Shavelson, who heads Bay Area End of Life Options, said he charges $200 for an initial evaluation and $1,800 in other fees to help patients kill themselves.

The medical practice began offering the service Thursday, after a law permitting physician-assisted suicide officially went into effect.