Jersey Bill Allows Life-Ending Drugs to Dying Patients

But there is opposition.

“A New Jersey Assembly committee has advanced legislation that would allow terminally ill patients to obtain medication to end their lives,” Newsworks reports. But there is opposition to the bill.

“Morristown resident Dawn Parkot testified through a communications device that she is concerned the measure will raise the potential for a dangerous situation. ‘Who can confirm that the assisted suicide choice was freely made when the only witness is dead?’ said Parkot who has cerebral palsy.”

A similar bill, approved by the same committee last year, expired when it wasn’t approved by the full legislature before January’s adjournment.

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