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    Colorado Backs Euthanasia in State-Wide Ballot

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    Voters in the US state of Colorado have overwhelmingly backed legislation to allow assisted suicide for the terminally ill, local media reported on Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Colorado, along with other states, held several referendums on Tuesday alongside US presidential and congressional elections. The propositions included legalizing medical aid in dying, creating a statewide universal healthcare system and increasing the state minimum wage.

    The Prop 106 measure to legalize assisted death was passed by over 60 percent, according to preliminary results with almost 80 percent of the votes counted, The Denver Post newspaper reported.

    The state is thus joining Oregon, Washington, Montana, California and Vermont in adopting right-to-die laws on state territory.

    The legislation stipulates that terminally ill residents over the age of 18 who have less than six months to live are entitled to euthanasia procedures. The patients are required to be able to personally state their own choice and the assessment of two physicians is also necessary.

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