? Colorado’s doctor-assisted suicide risks legal dispute if voters approve
Author: Tom Ramstack - November 4, 2016 - Updated: November 4, 2016
Popular opinion surveys show Colorado is likely to be propelled into an uncertain area of law next week when voters decide whether to allow doctor-assisted suicides for terminally ill persons. Sixty-five percent of Denver-area registered voters surveyed in a Ciruli Associates poll in September said they would vote for the legalized suicides. Twenty-five percent opposed it. If Proposition 106 wins approval, Colorado would become the fifth state to allow doctor-assisted suicide. Patients with less than six months to live could request lethal drugs from their doctors under the measure.