The Bourne Democratic Town Committee will hear about medical aid in dying, a proposal to have a YMCA on the Upper Cape, and an update on local elections at its regular March meeting.
Dr. Roger Kligler, of Falmouth, will speak about medical aid in dying. Kligler, a retired internist, cared for many terminally ill patients over his 37 years of practice, and now he is one of them. Diagnosed with incurable cancer, he is suing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the right to die. He will also discuss the Massachusetts End of Life Option Act (H1194), which would authorize medical aid in dying. He has written about the subject, and has been interviewed on television, radio and the print publications.
Serena Lo Piccolo-Smith, from the group Falmouth Wants a Y, will update attendees on the volunteer group’s efforts working with the YMCA Cape Cod to bring a Y to the Upper Cape. There will also be a discussion of local elections, focusing particularly on positions for which there are no announced candidates, and an update of specific events of interest in the "resist" movement.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at Bourne Veterans Memorial Community Center, Main Street, Buzzards Bay. It is open to the public. More information about the committee may be obtained by calling 617-216-7985 or 508-317-8402 or emailing [email protected].