More important to me than the presidential election was Colorado’s Proposition 106 – the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act. And it was approved overwhelmingly. I can’t express how relieved I am and how grateful that so many Colorado voters — even those who would not choose this option for themselves — understood how important this could be to some of their fellow Coloradans.
The new law is modeled after Oregon’s Death with Dignity law and contains the same provisions and safeguards. Several previous efforts to pass such a law failed to get past state legislators.
This is how the voting went:
(Graphics are from the New York Times, where an interactive county-by-county map is available.)
For an aging woman only a year past a cancer diagnosis and treatment, the knowledge that this law is now in place is incredibly reassuring and comforting. Thank you, Colorado.