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POLL: Should Massachusetts Allow Assisted Suicide?

It's one question that voters will decide in November.

POLL: Should Massachusetts Allow Assisted Suicide?

 

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

That is one question Massachusetts voters will be expected to consider when they 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.

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