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Poll: Majority of NY Supports Assisted Suicide


Should doctors be allowed to prescribe terminally ill patients drugs to end their own lives? The majority of New Yorkers seem to think so.

According to a Siena College Research Institute Center Poll, 58% of respondents said doctors should be allowed to do so with only 30% saying they’re against it.

The issue appears to have support across the aisle with 63% of independents, 60% of Democrats, and 49% of Republicans asked being in support of medically assisted suicide for terminally ill patients with demonstrated decision-making capacity.

Assisted suicide is legal in 10 states plus DC. New York is not one of them.

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