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Capitol Coverage: Medical Aid in Dying

Posted: October 19, 2016 at 11:29 am by , in Capitol Coverage, Morning Magazine

Colorado lawmakers have twice tried – and failed – to pass a measure allowing terminally ill patients to take a physician prescribed medication to end their own lives. That decision will now be up to voters. Proposition 106 is modeled after a law in Oregon that was passed nearly 20 years ago. And as Bente Birkeland reports, there are strong feelings on both sides of the debate.