According to WMTW, the "Death With Dignity" law would give terminally ill Mainers the option of choosing to take life-ending medication. The Wiscasset-based "Death With Dignity" group needs 60,000 valid petition signatures to get it on the ballot.

Patients must:

  • be diagnosed with a terminal illness, with less than six months to live
  • make repeated requests for the life-ending medication
  • get counseling
  • go through a waiting period
  • must be competent and able to administer the medication themselves

Learn much more about Death With Dignity here.

There are religious and ethical concerns and objections.

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