Massachusetts voters have rejected doctor-assisted suicide,
thwarting proponents' efforts to gain approval in a northeastern
Brian Camenker of MassResistance! tells OneNewsNow what he thinks
made the difference.
"The interesting thing ... is that throughout just about
the whole time it was leading in the polls, sometimes as much as
60/40, the support for it," he reports. "I believe that what made
the difference was the major group that was against it did a huge
barrage of commercials on television."
The TV spots, he says, were well done, featuring experts
who simply told the truth about the consequences of doctors helping
vulnerable people kill themselves. As a result, voters changed
their opinions about Question 2, the "Death with Dignity"
"It was universally unsupported by the liberal media," Camenker
adds. "For instance, The Boston Globe which goes for
anything liberal, was against that question. The Herald was against
that question. Everybody that I could think of, except for the
homosexual newspapers, were against it, and I think that if they
tried it again that it would be defeated by an even greater
The MassResistance! president says one of the problems with the
measure is that proponents basically used the same language as
Oregon and Washington, where assisted suicide is legal and the
problems with it have become well-known.