Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Massachusetts: The Hearings Continue

Here’s more on the Massachusetts hearings now underway and ahead of the assisted suicide vote in November.
Assisted-suicide testimony gets emotional
A proposed bill allowing physician-assisted suicide brought emotional testimony from supporters and opponents at a standing-room-only hearing in front of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary on Tuesday.
"I know this is an extremely troubling subject for most people," said Rep. Cory Atkins, D-Concord, who testified in support of the bill sponsored by Rep. Louis Kafka, D-Stoughton. "We are used to being in charge of our lives, so it's not unusual that we'd also want to be in charge of the circumstances of our death." more

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