During this time of COVID-19, Americans are realizing the need to be empowered in all aspects of their life, including their ability to ensure that their health care providers respect their care wishes, especially at the end of life.
That is why I'm asking you to pass the Massachusetts End of Life Options Act (H.4782/S.2745) before the end of the year, so that more terminally ill Massachusetts residents will have the option of a peaceful death should their suffering become intolerable.
The Massachusetts End of Life Options Act empowers qualified, terminally ill adults to access the full range of compassionate, end-of-life care options in their final chapter of life, in accordance with their personal values and beliefs.
This compassionate option is supported by 70% of Massachusetts residents, according to November 2019 polling published by The Boston Globe this September (Boston Globe/Suffolk University Poll, Nov. 2019 - more details here: https://compassionandchoices.org/maglobepoll2020
). Despite this overwhelming public support, the bill is still awaiting your vote. Patients with a terminal diagnosis can not afford to wait. Please push for a vote on this compassionate option without delay!
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