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AID IN DYING BILL SPURS EMOTIONAL TESTIMONY FROM BOTH SIDES

"I want to just put a personal face to this a little bit," Rep. Chris Walsh told the panel, "in terms of someone you know, myself, stage four lymphoma. I am not ready to go here yet. But it's the type of thing that I would want, as a person who's rational and thinking about my life and my family, that I would want to have the option. I think I'll leave it at that." [Photo Gallery: Sam Doran/SHNS]

A specialist in kidney diseases who opposes efforts to legalize medical aid in dying, Dr. William Lawton has cared for patients facing end of life decisions for 50 years, he told lawmakers Tuesday. This June the 74-year-old Sutton physician received a diagnosis of incurable cancer of the pancreas, and as he faces the final stages of life he wants to "remain alive for as long as I can," he told the Public Health Committee.

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