SJC says no right to physician assisted suicide

This morning the Supreme Judicial Court issued its decision in the case of KLIGLER v. ATTORNEY GENERAL in which the court held that:

“Although we recognize the paramount importance and profound
significance of all end-of-life decisions, after careful
consideration, we conclude that the Massachusetts Declaration of
Rights does not reach so far as to protect physician-assisted
suicide. We conclude as well that the law of manslaughter may
prohibit physician-assisted suicide, and does so, without
offending constitutional protections.”

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