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‘Death With Dignity’ supporters want Mass. lawmakers to take up bill

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(NECN: Alison King) – Massachusetts voters rejected a Death With Dignity law in 2012, but right-to-die supporters on Wednesday say they’re not giving up.

The legislation would allow terminally ill, mentally competent adults the right to end their lives.

“I really feel that when I’m terminally ill, that when it comes my time, that I would like to have some ability to make decisions on how I’m going to die,” Watertown resident Susan Shapiro says.

Shapiro is a clinical worker who has recurring cancer.

“People are afraid to talk about death and its very frightening to them,” she says, “but I think when you talk to people individually, a lot of people would want to have that choice.”

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