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The Salem News: Letter: Support end-of-life choices

An excerpt from The Salem News letter to the editor, “Support end-of-life choices,” by Topsfield resident Heidi Fox, published July 15, 2020:

..After 10 years, Massachusetts is ready to consider the personal end-of-life decisions families make to relieve the suffering of the terminally ill, when the Joint Committee on Public Health recently passed [the Massachusetts End of Life Options Act] and referred it to the Joint Committee on Healthcare Financing.

If a terminally ill patient’s body betrays them by outliving their quality of life with insufferable pain, why should society require that person to continue to live? It is for that unimaginable situation that I support this legislation….