On the ballot in MA: The Right to Die. How would you vote?Submitted by Michael Nystrom on Sun, 10/21/2012 - 21:40
Do you have the right to take your own life? If you believe in the "self ownership" theory, this should be a no brainer. Of course you have the right to die - you own yourself.
But most religions discourage taking one's own life, and it is against the law in 34 states. Why?
At any rate, this is on the ballot in my state, Massachusetts.
Voters will weigh in Nov. 6 on a ballot question to make Massachusetts the third state, after Oregon and Washington, to legalize physician-assisted suicide for people with terminal illnesses. Money has poured in from both supporters and opponents, many with personal stories like Angell’s and Meade's.
What do you guys think about this? If you had the opportunity to vote on this question, how would you vote?
Thank you in advance for your thoughtful responses.