Massachusetts high court: No right to die – for now

In a case about allowing doctors to euthanize mentally competent patients with terminal illnesses, the state’s Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a lethal injection is not protected by the state constitution, concluding “the law of manslaughter may prohibit physician-assisted suicide, and does so, without offending constitutional protections,” unless the state legislature changes the law.
 

 

 

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