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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Letter to New Jersey Assembly Committee Regarding A2270

Click Here to read the whole letter that was sent to the New Jersey Assembly Committee regarding A2270, the New Jersey Death with Dignity Act.

Press Release: Disability Advocates From Not Dead Yet and New Jersey Disability Organizations Testify Against Assisted Suicide Bill Despite Short Notice of Committee Hearing

From Not Dead Yet.org

[Editor's Note: The press release below is being distributed through PRWeb in pdf format and is available at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/06/prweb11917687.htm. The PRWeb version also includes the actual testimonies as Word attachments.]

Last Friday was the first that disability advocates learned that a New Jersey assisted suicide bill that they oppose would be heard by the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee on Thursday, June 5 at 10:00 a.m.

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Assisted Suicide Hearing on A2270

What Can You Do? 

Attend the Hearing

The hearing on A2270, New Jersey’s Assisted Suicide Bill, will be held at the NJ State House on Thursday, June 5, at 10 a.m.  We should have as many people as we can pack the hearing and show our opposition to this bill.  The State House is located at 125 W State St, 4th Floor - Hearing Room 11. 

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