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Assisted-Suicide Fight Moves to Colorado

October 18, 2016

(The Wall Street Journal) – The latest front in the battle over doctor-assisted suicide is unfolding in Colorado, where voters will consider a ballot measure next month that would permit physicians to aid terminally ill patients in dying. Proposition 106 would allow adults who have six months or less to live, and are mentally competent, to take medication prescribed by a doctor to end their lives. If it passes, Colorado would be the fifth state to have a law that allows the practice, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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