Death with Dignity Ballot Question Advances with Overwhelming Voter Support; Over 86,000 Certified Signatures Submitted

The Dignity 2012 coalition today submitted more than 86,000 certified signatures to the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office, well exceeding the 68,911 required for the Massachusetts Death with Dignity Act to clear the most significant hurdle on its path to the 2012 ballot. The proposed Death with Dignity ballot question would give terminally ill patients [...]

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We’re almost there…

Earlier this week I received an email from Joanna, a volunteer in South Hadley who has been collecting signatures to put the Death with Dignity Act on the 2012 ballot. ”I stayed at [the neighborhood grocer] in Hadley for 3 hours and collected 52 total signatures,” she said. Volunteers like Joanna are the reason why Massachusetts [...]

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Three ways you can help… Now!

Just two months ago a small group of Massachusetts citizens came together to propose a new law called the Death with Dignity Act. This initiative petition will give terminally ill patients greater control and peace of mind during their final days with family and loved ones. It affirms our right as individuals to make decisions about our [...]

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Giving a choice to terminally ill patients

If all goes well, voters in Massachusetts will be able to decide next year whether terminally ill patients whose suffering has become intolerable may ask a licensed physician to prescribe medication to bring about an earlier, more peaceful death. Physicians would not be required to comply, but they would have that option. For patients, it [...]

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Death with Dignity Ballot Question Certified by Attorney General

BOSTON — The proposed Death with Dignity Act initiative petition moved one step closer to the Massachusetts ballot today with the Attorney General’s certification that the question meets all requirements to be considered by the voters in 2012. Dignity 2012, a Massachusetts coalition of supporters of the proposal, announced they will immediately begin collecting signatures [...]

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Massachusetts Death with Dignity Coalition Submits Ballot Question

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Death with Dignity coalition announced today that it has submitted language for a ballot question that would expand end-of-life care choices for patients who are terminally ill. Sponsored by local physicians and community leaders, the Massachusetts Death with Dignity Act would allow individuals with six months or less to live to [...]

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