SJC rules physician-assisted suicide is illegal 

Says lawmakers, not courts, must decide whether to change state policy

THE MASSACHUSETTS CONSTITUTION does not protect a right to physician-assisted suicide, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled Monday, leaving it up to the Legislature to decide a controversial end-of-life issue that has spawned more than a decade of impassioned debate and years of litigation.   “Although we recognize the paramount importance and profound significance of all(...)

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