Doctor-assisted suicide bill under discussion in Maine

Doctor-assisted suicide bill under discussion in Maine

A bill to give Mainers who are terminally ill the right to end their lives with the help of a doctor is making its way through the state house.

The “Death With Dignity” bill, introduced by Republican State Sen. Roger Katz, is currently in committee.

Katz is scheduled to hold a news conference about the bill Tuesday.

The bill, which is modeled after one already on the books in Vermont, gives terminally ill individuals the ability to ask a doctor for a lethal dose of medication.

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