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.READ MORE: Jury Selection To Begin Monday In Jussie Smollett Trial
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.READ MORE: At Least 41 People Wounded, 5 Killed In Thanksgiving Weekend Shootings In Chicago
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.MORE NEWS: 17-Year-Old Boy Killed, 4 Injured In Evanston Shooting
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.