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Church braces to fight doctor-aided suicide

Archdiocese looks to possible ballot question in fall

The Archdiocese of Boston announced a broad education campaign yesterday outlining the church’s stance on physician-assisted suicide in anticipation of a possible November ballot initiative that could legalize the practice in Massachusetts.

“Were looking to educate people and influence people to understand what’s really at stake here,’’ Janet Benestad, secretary for faith formation and evangelization for the archdiocese, said yesterday.

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