Rabbi Devorah Jacobson: Explains support for End of Life Options Act – GazetteNET


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Rabbi Devorah Jacobson: Explains support for End of Life Options Act
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Just as the Gazette did in its Dec. 30 editorial, I want to express my strong support of the End of Life Options Act (H1194) in the state Legislature. I have read the bill carefully, and appreciate the extensive safeguards built into it. Like many

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Becky Jones: Hospital chaplain supports End of Life Options Act – GazetteNET


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Becky Jones: Hospital chaplain supports End of Life Options Act
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As chaplain at Cooley Dickinson Hospital for 18 years, I accompanied many people at the end of their lives. Along with both painful and peaceful natural deaths, I have seen debilitating illness and incurable painful disease force people to attempt

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Bonnie Miller: Opposes End of Life Options Act – GazetteNET


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Bonnie Miller: Opposes End of Life Options Act
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My heart sank as I read the Gazette editorial Dec. 30 supporting the End of Life Options Act (H1194). If you agree that physician-assisted suicide is an affront to the physicians' oath to “do no harm,” and that hospice provides excellent pain control

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Katherine J. Atkinson: Urges approval of End of Life Options Act – GazetteNET


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Katherine J. Atkinson: Urges approval of End of Life Options Act
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I applaud the Gazette's Dec. 30 editorial in favor of passage of the End of Life Options Act, which would give Massachusetts citizens who are terminally ill and mentally capable the option of a peaceful, humane death should they so choose. I have been

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Marion Hoffman Forman: Urges support of End of Life Options Act – GazetteNET


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Marion Hoffman Forman: Urges support of End of Life Options Act
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I was so pleased to read the editorial by the Daily Hampshire Gazette on Dec. 30 strongly supporting passage of the End of Life Options Act (H1194). If you agree, as I do, that people have a right to end their lives at a time of their choosing when

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Editorial: Time for End of Life Options Act in Massachusetts – GazetteNET


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Editorial: Time for End of Life Options Act in Massachusetts
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The Massachusetts Medical Society earlier this month ended its longstanding opposition to physician-assisted suicide, removing a key obstacle to the End of Life Options Act now being considered by the Legislature. We urge legislators to move the bill

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Betty Lynne Wolfson: Urges approval for End of Life Options Act – GazetteNET


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Betty Lynne Wolfson: Urges approval for End of Life Options Act
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I was very pleased to read that the Massachusetts Medical Society dropped its opposition to medical aid in dying (also known as “death with dignity”), and supports a new policy of “engaged neutrality.” This is a great boost for the End of Life Options

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Sally Popper: Urges lobbying for ‘End of Life Options Act’ – GazetteNET


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Sally Popper: Urges lobbying for 'End of Life Options Act'
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I thank the Northampton City Council for its unanimous vote Nov. 2 to pass a resolution calling on the state legislature to approve the “End of Life Options Act” (“Council passes bevy of resolutions Thursday,” Nov. 3). It would allow people who are

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Marie Frank: Urges approval of ‘End of Life Options Act’ – GazetteNET


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Marie Frank: Urges approval of 'End of Life Options Act'
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While giving serious thought to the “End of Life Options Act” (H. 1194) that the Massachusetts Legislature is currently considering, I am frequently revisited by the image of my cousin Francine in her struggle with terminal ovarian cancer. It was clear

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Maureen Groden: Cites group’s work on end-of-life care – GazetteNET


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Maureen Groden: Cites group's work on end-of-life care
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The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end-of-life care

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