POLL: Should Massachusetts Allow Assisted Suicide?

It's one question voters will weigh in November.

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to be given a lethal drugs at their request?

That is one question Massachusetts voters will be expected to consider when the hit the voting booth in November. The initiative, called "Death with Dignity," received enough signatures to be placed on the ballot in November, according to the state's attorney general.

The proposal in Massachusetts would allow individuals who have been diagnosed with an illness that will cause death within six months to obtain medication to self-administer to end their life.

If passed, Massachusetts would join Oregon, Washington and Montana as the only states that allow assisted suicide.

Bill Montague August 27, 2012 at 03:26 PM
I submitted a comment but for some reason it has not appeared. Bill Montague
Patrick Ball August 27, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Bill, I don't see it in our moderation queue for approval. Please try to resubmit your comment and shoot me an email at Patrick.Ball@patch.com if it does not come through. -patrick


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