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Massachusetts voters weigh passing the Death With Dignity Act

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Dr Philip Nitschke holds up a drug testing kit which is used as part of assisted suicides following a workshop on the subject on May 5, 2009 in Bournemouth, England. Matt Cardy/Getty Images

On Nov. 7, Massachusetts voters will take up the Death With Dignity Act. Once referred to as physician-assisted suicide, the measure would follow on the heels of a similar law in Oregon.

But advocates for the measure are hopeful that the measure will pass in Massachusetts, because of the state's reputation as a center of medicine.

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