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/ December 12, 2017

Massachusetts Medical Society Drops Opposition to Medical Aid in Dying

Earlier this month, the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) dropped its longtime opposition to legislation that would authorize medical aid in dying in the state. The decision followed a year-long process of debate and deliberation by the society, including a survey of its membership, which found that 62 percent of respondents supported current aid-in-dying legislation, the […]

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/ December 4, 2017

Mass. Medical Society Drops Opposition to Medical Aid in Dying

Compassion & Choices praised the Massachusetts Medical Society for dropping its longtime opposition to legislation giving terminally ill patients the option of medical aid in dying to peacefully end unbearable suffering. The society’s House of Delegates voted to adopt a new position of “neutral engagement” on Saturday, one day after the release on Friday of […]

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/ December 4, 2017

Language matters in medical aid in dying debate

The following commentary ran in The Denver Post November 27, 2017 As I travel the country advocating for passage of legislation introduced in 27 states that would give terminally ill adults the option of medical aid in dying to peacefully end intolerable suffering, person after person tells the same story: “I’m dying. I’ve accepted that I’m dying, […]

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