POLL: Should Massachusetts Allow Assisted Suicide?

It's just one ballot question on which voters will vote in November.

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to request a lethal treatment from their doctor? That's one question Massachusetts voters will consider when they hit the voting booth this 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.

What do you think? Share your ideas with other readers below. 

Jacqui Thomas July 31, 2012 at 02:00 PM
I believe in Death with Dignity. We don't let our pets suffer. Why would we want our loved ones to suffer. I don't want my loved ones to die, I don't want them to suffer either. To see them in pain, or hooked up to life support. That's not living. I would want it for myself. I know not all would agree but I think it should be an option for those who want it.


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