By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times
A majority of Arizonans want the ability to get a prescription allowing them to end their own lives if they are terminally ill, according to a new poll.
And the older the person, the greater the desire.
The survey of 700 adult heads of households found 63 percent of those 55 and older support a proposal that would allow a doctor to prescribe a lethal drug to those who physicians conclude are terminally ill and mentally competent. Younger respondents favored the plan by smaller margins.
Pollster Earl de Berge of the Behavior Research Center said this is not physician-assisted suicide.