Boston Globe Editorial Board Recommends a 'No' Vote on Question 2
On November 2nd, The Boston Globe published an editorial recommending a NO vote on Question 2 on November 6th. Their editorial points out that a vote for physician-assisted suicide, “…would not serve the larger interests of the state. Rather than bring Massachusetts close to an agreed-upon set of procedures for approaching the end of life, it would be a flashpoint and distraction – the maximum amount of moral conflict for a very modest gain.”
The editorial goes on to say:
“Most importantly, patients need a realistic assessment of their disease, its prognosis, and the range of treatment options before them. Access to palliative care, psychiatric therapy, and hospice nurses are already covered by Medicare and most insurers. Such services may sound elaborate, but are actually far less costly than the intensive care that so often attends last-ditch treatments.”
We believe Question 2 is fraught with complications and confusion. The Boston Globe editorial piece helps to educate Massachusetts voters and bring to light many of the complications surrounding Question 2.
We welcome The Boston Globe as the 10th major statewide newspaper to editorialize in opposition to Question 2.
You can view the editorial here. Please share it with your friends and family, and urge them to vote NO on Question 2 on November 6th.