I just wanted to be clear that I would never initiate nor delve into discussions of how people feel about assisted suicide. The issue is private, personal and highly sensitive. I understand this completely. My argument is why her lawyers have brought this issue up as if it applies to what Michelle Carter did. No suicide-assisted law has passed in Massachusetts . However, for her lawyers to even suggest that the lack of such a law affected Michelle Carter's conviction is absurd (at least to me). But I will certainly want to hear others' opinions of how you feel about Michelle Carter's lawyers arguing that assisted suicide laws could apply to her actions. Assisted suicide bill dies in Massachusetts Legislature "BOSTON — .For at least the fifth consecutive legislative session, bills that would open the door to doctors prescribing lethal doses for terminally ill patients were dropped from consideration by the Public Health Committee." As public sentiment changes, some Mass. docs say 'no' to assisted suicide Two sides: "There are many physicians who are staunchly opposed to the idea of legalizing assisted suicide." "They maintain it directly contradicts the moral obligation of physicians to care for their patients, and that it makes patients vulnerable to a host of issues that proponents might not anticipate, such as problems getting coverage for treatment if insurance companies believe patients will not survive an illness, or being taken advantage of by family members who stand to gain in the event of the patient's death." "On the other side of the issue is Rep. Louis Kafka (D-Stoughton) a longtime proponent of legalizing assisted suicide and the sponsor of the House bill." "I look at it as [an option] for the person who chooses to end their life because of an illness that is terminal, and in their minds could be very painful, and under best circumstances will only allow them six more months," Kafka said in an interview in March.