Sunday, September 25, 2011

Massachusetts: Let The Media Spin Begin

This piece about the Massachusetts assisted suicide ballot initiative tries very hard to be balanced, but it isn't. Read all the way through. One example: The writer says that the Oregon assisted sucide law hasn't been abused. How to know? Well, there's no way under the Oregon law to ensure that people aren't pressured to die, and mandatory psychiatric consults are routinely ignored. 
Death with dignity in Mass.
SOME MATTERS are so dicey for legislators that their best prospect for passage is as ballot questions.
One such issue may well confront voters next fall: Whether a terminally ill patient in his last six months of life can obtain a life-ending prescription from a willing physician. more

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