Letters: Merck, federal shutdown, gestation crates, affordable housing, Death with Dignity Act

Merck's decision to locate its headquarters in Kenilworth, not Summit, will have purely local effects on taxes and traffic. Far more important is that the company laid off 7,500 workers and plans to lay off 8,500 more, many in the United States.  Read the full article, at NJ.com.

Gallup Poll: Support for Assisted Suicide at the Lowest in 17 years

More bad news for New Jersey assisted suicide bill.

October 16, 2013

A recent Gallup poll questioning Americans on their attitude towards Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) is getting renewed attention.

Gallup began their national polling on the issue of assisted suicide in 1996 when support for it hovered around 52%, depending on how the question was worded. Support spiked to 68% in mid-2001, but since then, assisted suicide has continually lost support and is now at an all-time low of 51%.

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A3328 & S2259 Are Bad Medicine for New Jersey

If this bill passes, some people's lives will be ended without their consent, through mistakes and abuse. No safeguards have ever been enacted or proposed that can prevent this outcome, which can never be undone. Click here to read the full letter.

Analysis of New Jersey Bills A3328 and S2259

For a full analysis of Bills A3328 and S2259, click here.

Number of Dutch Killed by Euthanasia Rises by 13 Per Cent

THE TELEGRAPH - Bruno Waterfield

The number of Dutch people killed by medical euthanasia has more than doubled in the 10 years since legislation was changed to permit it, rising 13 per cent last year to 4,188.

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