• Death with Dignity, or Dangerous and Discriminatory?

A roundtable discussion of Massachusetts Ballot Question #2

Thursday, November 1
12-1:30 pm
Suffolk University Law School Faculty Meeting Room
120 Tremont Street, 4th Floor

On November 6, Massachusetts voters will decide whether Massachusetts becomes the third state, following Oregon and Washington, to permit physician-assisted dying for terminally ill individuals. Does Question 2 provide a humane way to voluntary end life? Or does it discriminate against elders and people with disabilities. Does the proposed law include appropriate safeguards to prevent abuse by financially interested heirs and insurance companies? Or does it enable suicide as a substitute for quality health care? 

The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service invites you to attend a roundtable discussion, moderated by Law School Dean Camille Nelson, to discuss the pros and cons of Ballot Question 2 with prominent and distinguished advocates on both sides of the issue: Dr. Sara Orozco of Dignity 2012, professional psychologist and faculty member from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, and John B. Kelly, Director of Second Thoughts: People with Disabilities Opposing the Legalization of Assisted Suicide.

A complimentary lunch will be provided. Seating is limited. RSVP required to reserve your place.

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