Colorado Voters Approve Medically-Assisted Death Law

November 9, 2016
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Voters approved Colorado's medically-assisted death measure.

Colorado voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 106, the "Colorado End-of-Life Options Act," which allows terminally ill people to get a prescription and end their own lives.

According to the measure, any mentally capable adult Colorado resident who has been diagnosed as terminally ill with six months or less to live can receive a prescription from a willing licensed physician. The pending law would require two doctors to confirm the prognosis.

Opponents said there weren't sufficient safeguards in place and the measure would put people at risk.

Julie Selsberg, an attorney who became a spokesperson for the initiative after her father's death from ALS, spoke to Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner.

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