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Adrian Walker

Whose life is it, anyway?

Jim Carberry feels certain of one thing, and one thing only, when it comes to Question 2, the ballot measure that would legalize assisted suicide in Massachusetts: Given the option, his late wife, Margie, would have used it.

“She wasn’t herself,” he says of his wife, who died of a rare cancer in 2011 at age 51. “She was ‘the patient in room 214.’ She wasn’t able to be independent. My wife was many things, but dependent on other people was not one of them.”

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