Results from NewBostonPost assisted suicide poll

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Throughout the month of November, the NewBostonPost included a poll in several of its articles asking readers to weigh in on whether physician-assisted suicide should be legal in Massachusetts.

While this is not a scientific survey and a small sample size, we wanted to share the results with you.

Out of the 775 readers who participated, 614 (79 percent) said that physician-assisted suicide should not be legal in the Bay State; 135 (17 percent) said it should be legal; and 26 (3 percent) were undecided on the matter.

Should physician-assisted suicide be legal in Massachusetts?

Some say the measure helps people seeking to avoid a painful death, others believe unintended consequences could easily arise when insurers are left to choose expensive, life-prolonging treatments or cheap, fatal drugs. What do you believe?