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Colorado passes medical aid in dying law

Last week during the United States presidential elections, a measure was voted in to allow end-of-life options in Colorado. Proposition 106 was passed overwhelmingly with more than 65% of the votes, allowing adults with terminal illnesses to be prescribed medications that will end their life. The measure is modelled after Oregon’s ‘Death with Dignity law’. Colorado will be the 5th state to codify the procedures and safeguard in the law books, allowing aid in dying. Montana allows aid in dying by court decision, but there are no procedures or steps spelled out in Montana law.