The Coastal Packet: Maine Senate rejects right to die bill

Monday, June 15

Maine Senate rejects right to die bill

Press Herald - The Maine Senate narrowly rejected a “right-to-die” bill  that would allow terminally ill patients to request drugs to end their own lives. The 18-17 vote came after an hour of emotional debate on the bill to make Maine the sixth state where doctors are permitted to prescribe a lethal dose of drugs to terminally ill patients who are seeking help dying. The patients – not the physicians – would then self-administer the drugs at a time of their choosing.

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