Here’s more on the current assisted suicide debate in Massachusetts ahead of the November ballot initiative seeking to legalize the practice.
Massachusetts weighs ballot measure allowing doctor-assisted suicides
In 2010, a Boston doctor diagnosed Heather Clish's father with brain cancer, giving him only six months to live. Lee Johnson didn't want to suffer and decided to end his life.
"It was very important to him to die with grace amid all the indignities that he was enduring," Heather said, as she walked along the Boston Common. "It was important to him to control that process of dying."
However, the state of Massachusetts does not give the dying that much control -- barring all forms of doctor-assisted suicide. more