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Mass. doctors indicate shift in historic opposition to assisted suicide

The Massachusetts Medical Society has indicated willingness to bend in its historic opposition to physician-assisted death. The policy-making body last month agreed to fund a $25,000 survey of members asking attitudes toward “medical aid in dying,” according to The Boston Globe. Despite the decisive support the initiative to fund the survey received, “deep divisions” still …

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Mass. physicians open debate on end-of-life options

The vote before the Massachusetts Medical Society was whether to approve a survey — just a survey — of members’ attitudes toward “medical aid in dying.” But the discussion last month launched dozens of doctors into a broader emotional debate over end-of-life decisions for their patients. One doctor invoked the “death with dignity” message of …

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