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The Greenfield Recorder: Letter: Re: Sandra Boston’s letter, ‘Death with Dignity’

An excerpt from the Greenfield Recorder letter to the editor, “Re: Sandra Boston’s letter, ‘Death with Dignity’,” by Greenfield resident Tom Travis, published July 21, 2020:

I have had a sister who had ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and she suffered for months. If Massachusetts had passed H 1926 Senate docket No. 1208 like other states, she and others would have had the right to die with the dignity her long nurse’s life earned her for helping others.

To make it clear, this is not suicide. If you research the procedures that it takes to follow through with making this decision, you will understand and maybe see why other states have adopted this choice…