Colorado Votes to Legalize Assisted Suicide

Voters in Colorado have approved a ballot initiative to legalize assisted suicide in the state.
According to the Denver Post, Proposition 106 passed overwhelmingly with two thirds of the vote.
“Shall there be a change to the Colorado revised statutes to permit any mentally capable adult Colorado resident who has a medical prognosis of death by terminal illness within six months to receive a prescription from a willing licensed physician for medication that can be self-administered to bring about death,” it asked in part.
The measure requires that two physicians confirm the patient’s terminal prognosis and that the patient be advised of all treatment options other than assisted suicide. Patients will also be mandated to undergo “evaluation by a licensed mental health professional if either physician believes the patient may not be mentally capable.”

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