Physi­cian aidin-dy­ing

Colorado is poised to be­come the sixth state to le­gal­ize physi­cian-as­sisted sui­cide

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un­der a bal­lot ini­tia­tive. The End of Life Op­tions Act, which is on the bal­lot as Propo­si­tion 106, would al­low physi­cians to pre­scribe a lethal drug to their ter­mi­nally ill pa­tients. Ore­gon was the first state to le­gal­ize physi­cian-as­sisted sui­cide in 1997. Cal­i­for­nia, Mon­tana, Ver­mont and Wash­ing­ton have since adopted sim­i­lar mea­sures. A poll con­ducted in Septem­ber showed 70% of likely vot­ers sup­ported the ini­tia­tive.

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