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  • Bill would legalize physician-assisted suicide in Massachusetts

    WGBH - 09/26/2017

    The bill includes several safeguards, including stipulating that the prescribing doctor bears the burden of determining whether there’s a terminal illness and whether the patient has the capability to make this decision. The bill also requires the doctor to discuss treatment alternatives with the patient, and requires a second opinion before the medicine can be prescribed.

    WGBH legal analyst and Northeastern law professor Daniel Medwed says he thinks the bill has a chance of passing, but he also raises potential roadblocks.

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