Suicide

Mass. Rejects Right to Die Initiative

Strongly opposed by Catholic Church

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Supporters this morning conceded after voters on Tuesday defeated a disputed ballot question that sought to allow the terminally ill to take their own lives with medications prescribed by a doctor.

According to results, the question was defeated by 51 percent to 49 percent. With 2,058 of 2,172 precincts reporting, 1,436,467 voted in opposition to 1,381,206 in support.