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Massachusetts doctors to debate doctor-assisted suicide position

Could chance stance from opposition to neutral

December 01, 2017 - 7:27 am

Medical professionals in Massachusetts will revisit the issue of physician-assisted suicide during a meeting of the Massachusetts Medical Society Saturday. The governing board is expected to vote on a resolution ending the ban and taking a neutral position instead according to the Boston Globe.

At the Statehouse, lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow doctors to prescribe lethal medications to terminally ill patients. The bill requires the patient to be of sound mind and expected life expectancy of six months or less.

The results of a survey of Massachusetts physicians regarding this issue will be released during the meeting Saturday.

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