Vulnerable patients can be pressured into suicide

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By Times of Trenton Letters to the Editor 
on August 21, 2014 at 6:09 AM

The Times’ editorial “Death With Dignity for the Terminally Ill includes crucial safeguards” (Aug. 10) claims it was “cruel” for our Legislature not to pass the assisted suicide bill.

On the contrary, what is cruel is putting elderly people at increased risk of family abuse, an undeniable trait of assisted suicide legislation. Not every family is a happy, supportive one. Abuse can and does occur.

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Assisted Suicide: Just Too Dangerous

By PolitickerNJ Staff | June 26th, 2014

By John B. Kelly

No matter how many amendments get added to the assisted suicide bill, A2270, whether for a prettier name (out goes"Death With Dignity," in comes "Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill") or for a changed-then-changed-back-again definition of "terminal illness," the bill is too dangerous.

Similar bills have been submitted all over the Northeast, and they sound good at first – who's against relieving suffering, who opposes personal autonomy? Health and Senior Services committee chair Herb Conaway summed it up before his yes vote, "People have the right to self-determination."

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Not Dead Yet Applauds Disability Rights Advocates for Key Role in Stalling New Jersey Assisted Suicide Bill

In a stunning defeat today for proponents of assisted suicide, the New Jersey assisted suicide bill A2270 was pulled from the floor and tabled until September for lack of votes. Not Dead Yet applauded New Jersey disability advocates as press reports credited disability rights opposition for the defeat.

Trenton, New Jersey (PRWEB) June 27, 2014

In a stunning defeat today for proponents of assisted suicide, the New Jersey assisted suicide bill A2270 was pulled from the floor and tabled until September for lack of votes. Not Dead Yet applauded New Jersey disability advocates as press reports credited disability rights opposition for the defeat.

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