Letter to Senator Sweeney

December 4, 2015

The Honorable Stephen M. Sweeney
Senate President
935 Kings Highway, Suite 400
West Deptford, NJ 08086

Dear Senator Sweeney:

We are New Jersey residents and allied organizations, with deep expertise in disability rights, who oppose the provision of suicide by lethal prescription medication. Assembly Bill 2270 "the Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act passed the NJ Assembly last year, carving out a loophole to protect physicians, relatives, and others who assist in a patient's suicide, but leaving patients, themselves, dangerously vulnerable.

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Diane Coleman’s Letter to Some New Jersey Senate Democrats

NotDeadYet

February 4, 2014

Dear Senators:

I am a lifelong Democrat, the CEO of a national disability organization, and I am also a severely disabled woman, writing to urge you to vote against New Jersey’s assisted suicide bill (S382).  I’ve spent a lifetime advocating for the rights of disabled people, young and old, to control our own lives and not have our choices dictated by doctors and other professionals.  So you might wonder why I oppose a bill that is widely portrayed as giving people choice and control over their own death.

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Say 'no' to assisted-suicide expansion

oregonian

By John Kelly

Even as the Oregon-based Death with Dignity National Center and other assisted suicide proponents continue to insist that "there have been no efforts to expand either (Oregon or Washington's) law beyond their strict guidelines," here comes House Bill 3337, which would stretch the meaning of terminal illness from six months to 12 months.

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Dr. Death Makes a Comeback

WSJ

January 22, 2105

By: PAUL MCHUGH

 Legalizing physician-assisted suicide is receiving fresh support, but doctors should think twice before signing on.

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