California is now the fifth state to give terminally ill people the right to die.

FOX News Radio's Jessica Rosenthal reports Governor Jerry Brown has signed the End Of Life Option Act:

Gov. Jerry Brown said he consulted people on both sides of this issue, but in the end it came down to what he thought about his own end and how comforting it would be knowing he had the option to stop his own suffering.

Luis Alvarado with 'Californians Against Assisted Suicide' says this is a bad law that could hurt the poor.

(Alvarado) "Knowing that they have a condition that may cost a lot of money and they don't want to incur additional costs for their family, it's going to be very attractive for them to contemplate ending their own life."

The bill states two doctors must conclude a person has less than six months to live and the person must be able to give the drugs to him or herself.

Jessica Rosenthal, FOX News Radio.