The bill would allow terminally-ill patients to self-administer a prescribed, life-ending drug[Excerpt of article]
BOSTON (WWLP) – End-of-life option supporters delivered nearly 7,000 petitions signed by voters who support “Death with Dignity.” The bill would give an adult with less than six months to live the option to self-administer a prescribed, life-ending drug. Campaign Manager, Marie Manis, said the proposed bill will offer more choices to terminally-ill patients.
“Many people get a prescription and don’t ever even fill it, but they have the peace of mind knowing that they don’t have to have an awful, horrible ending,” said Marie Manis of Compassion & Choices.
A “Death with Dignity” ballot failed in 2012, but not by much. 51% of Massachusetts voters rejected the idea of legalized suicide.