Push for “death with dignity” in Massachusetts picks up steam

The people behind an effort to make Massachusetts the third state to enact a law allowing physician-assisted suicide have secured enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot in November.

“We’re confident … that we’ll be successful in November,” said Stephen Crawford, communications director of the Dignity 2012 campaign, which is pushing the initiative. Among the measure’s original petitioners is Marcia Angell, MD, former editor-in-chief of The New England Journal of Medicine.

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