CHICAGO (CBS)– Elected leaders in Evanston will debate the issue of assisted suicide for people who are terminally ill on Monday.

The city council will discuss whether or not a mentally competent person, with less than six months to live, can be prescribed medication to end their life.

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If Evanston passes a resolution, it would be sent to Illinois lawmakers — pushing them to write and pass what other states call “Death with Dignity Laws.”

So-called medical aid in dying procedures are already allowed in nine states including Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, California, Montana, Colorado, New Jersey, Vermont and Maine.

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The last time Illinois considered anything like this was 1997.

Do you support death with dignity? CBS 2 asked and got quite the response on Facebook.

Most people commented they do agree, a few disagreed for religious reasons.

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Others said they support it as long as it was the person’s choice and not a way for doctors or insurance companies to make money.