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A renewed push to legalize ‘medical aid in dying’

LEGISLATORS AND MEDICAL CHOICE advocates are taking another run at passing a medical aid in dying bill after the Supreme Judicial Court last year placed the responsibility squarely on lawmakers to consider the emotionally fraught subject. A Senate bill and its House counterpart would establish a 10-step vetting process for adult patients with a terminal diagnosis of […]

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SJC hears life and death arguments in medical aid in dying case 

THE STATE’S HIGHEST COURT on Wednesday heard oral arguments in an emotional and high-stakes case over whether a physician can prescribe lethal medication to a terminally ill patient. Several Supreme Judicial Court justices appeared skeptical of the claim that the judiciary, rather than the Legislature, is the proper forum to legalize medical aid in dying. But […]