SJC hears life and death arguments in medical aid in dying case 

Justices consider weighty moral, legal issues in case brought by cancer patient

THE STATE’S HIGHEST COURT on Wednesday heard oral arguments in an emotional and high-stakes case over whether a physician can prescribe lethal medication to a terminally ill patient. Several Supreme Judicial Court justices appeared skeptical of the claim that the judiciary, rather than the Legislature, is the proper forum to legalize medical aid in dying. But(...)

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