Kennedy widow fights assisted dying2 November 2012
The widow of Senator Edward Kennedy has joined a line-up of high-profile liberal Catholics opposing a referendum that would permit physician-assisted suicide in the predominantly Democrat state of Massachusetts.
Victoria Reggie Kennedy voiced her opposition to physician-assisted suicide in an op-ed article in the Cape Cod Times, saying that Tuesday's referendum would turn her late husband's lifelong commitment to health care "on its head by asking us to endorse patient suicide - not patient care - as our public policy for dealing with pain and the financial burdens of care at the end of life".
Mrs Kennedy noted that when her husband was diagnosed with cancer he was given two to four months to live and survived for another 15 months.
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