The Bay State Banner took an editorial position supporting the No side on Question 2, the assisted suicide question, on the November ballot in Massachusetts.
The following editorial published on October 4, 2012 are the reasons the Bay State Banner chose for opposing Question 2. Link to the article.
Americans are free to terminate their lives without special legal consequences. However, anyone else they might involve in the enterprise will have to answer to the criminal law for their own conduct.
1. It is not uncommon to be misdiagnosed as having a terminal illness, and patients often survive well beyond the projected six months;
2. There is no more distressing time than to be informed of one’s imminent death, and Question 2 provides inadequate protections against a bad decision; and
3. Question 2 would enable a doctor to violate restrictions of the Hippocratic Oath, which has established medical ethics relied on by doctors for centuries.
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