Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Death With Dignity: A Community-Based Conversation


Herman Blumberg, rabbi and founding member of the Community Ethics Committee, has written and compiled a guide to help Massachusetts voters consider all aspects of Question 2 on the November ballot.

Question 2 concerns what is alternately known as Physician-Assisted Suicide or Death With Dignity and will ask voters whether the commonwealth should make it legal for physicians to prescribe a lethal dose to terminally ill patients who are mentally competent to choose and physically able to self administer.

The guide includes language from Question 2 (Prescribing Medicine to End Life) as well as excerpted dialogue from the Community Ethics Committee's White Paper on the subject.

For the Conversational Guide, click here.
For the full White Paper, click here
For an Executive Summary, click here

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