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.