Massachusetts

Legislation

Bills were again introduced in 2017 and on March 22, 2018 they were sent to study, which effectively kills them for this year.  But they will be back in 2019 or on the referendum in 2020.

Thank you to all who participated in our programs, wrote your legislators, submitted letters to the editors, testified at the public hearings, and spoke to others about this issue.

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Lawsuit

In late October, two physicians filed a lawsuit to decriminalize assisted suicide.  Dr. Roger Kligler has stage IV prostate cancer and Dr. Alan Steinbach wants to be able to prescribe a lethal dose of medication.  Both doctors have long been advocates of assisted suicide and they are supported in their legal efforts by Compassion and Choices.

Read the Catholic Free Press editorial regarding this issue.

The case has now been heard, but no decision made; likely it will get sent to a higher court.  Read the Boston Globe article about it.  Note how treatment has greatly reduced Dr. Kligler’s cancer such that he likely is no longer terminal.