Should terminally ill patients be allowed to be given lethal drugs at their request?
That's Massachusetts voters will be expected to consider when they hit the voting booth in November, as the initiative, called "Death with Dignity," received enough signatures to be placed on the ballot.
The act would require that patients are mentally capable of making this decision and orally communicating it to a doctor on two occasions 15 days apart. Participation by a doctor or health care facility would be voluntary.
If passed, Massachusetts would join Oregon, Washington and Montana as the only states that allow assisted suicide.
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