Group, Voters Challenge Massachusetts Assisted Suicide MeasureCalvin Freiburger
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, June 13, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com)
A legal challenge is underway against a proposed initiative that would legalize assisted suicide in Massachusetts.
More than 60 voters filed a challenge before the state Supreme Court on May 17, requesting that the initiative be amended to clarify its language. However, the Court has not held hearings on the request, and the wording is not expected to be changed.
The initiative, which has passed the preliminary threshold of 68,000 signatures and now needs an additional 11,000 signatures by June 19 to reach the November ballot, states: “A YES VOTE would enact the proposed law allowing a physician licensed in Massachusetts to prescribe medication, at the request of a terminally-ill patient meeting certain conditions, to end that person’s life.”
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