New Boston Post Article: Catholics organize to oppose assisted suicide measure

By Kara Bettis | November 3, 2015, 14:33 EST

BOSTON – After Massachusetts voters in 2012 rejected a measure (51 percent to 49 percent) that would have legalized doctor-prescribed suicide, the Archdiocese of Boston decided to ramp up efforts to promote compassionate end-of-life care as an alternative to suicide. In March 2015, the Initiative on Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning was born.

The Initiative, which seeks to educate the public about compassionate care options and health care decision-making for the seriously ill, has its work cut out for it: today, the Massachusetts legislature is considering a bill (HB 1991) similar to the one voters rejected three years ago. If the measure passes, the state will join California, Montana, Vermont and Washington in letting the sick and dying end their lives with the help of a physician.

Once again, Catholics in the commonwealth are gearing up to oppose the measure.  Read rest of Article Here