Should terminally ill patients be allowed to be given a lethal drugs at their request?
That's one question Massachusetts voters will be expected to consider when the hit the voting booth in November. The initiative, called "Death with Dignity," received enough signatures to be placed on the ballot in November, according to the state's attorney general.
The proposal in Massachusetts would allow individuals who have been diagnosed with an illness that will cause death within six months to obtain medication to self-administer to end their life.
If passed, Massachusetts would join Oregon, Washington and Montana as the only states that allow assisted suicide.
What do you think about assisted suicide for the terminally ill? Let us know in the comments section.
Is it society's way for not wanting to spend money on health care for the sick and dying or is a compassionate way to let people not suffer in their final days?