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