Massachusetts Candidates Asked To Take A Stand On 'Death With Dignity' Bill

Aug 29, 2018

Bills are likely to be introduced in the next session of the Massachusetts legislature that would allow doctors in certain circumstances to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally ill patients.

For a decade, advocates in Massachusetts have sought to legalize medical aid in dying, or what is sometimes called doctor-assisted suicide or death with dignity.

Candidates for House and Senate seats are being asked to take a position, and several attended a press conference in Northampton this week hosted by advocates for end-of-life legislation.

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with John Berkowitz, director of Pioneer Valley Death with Dignity.