The question of life or death takes a literal position on the November 6th ballot here in Massachusetts.

The "Death with Dignity Act" gives terminally ill patients the option to end their own lives via a doctor's precription.

Opponents to the bill say the initiative is irresponsible. Kathy St. Laurent, a 17-year nurse turned educator tells WBSM News the bill as is has very few stipulations.

St. Laurent says mental health evaluations are also not a requirement of the bill.

The drug used in "Death with Dignity" cases is called Seconal, and St. Laurent says patients may have to ingest up to 100 capsules in order to ensure a lethal dose.

The "Death with Dignity Act" appears as Question 2 on next week's ballot.