Physician Assisted Suicide is Bad Policy for New Jersey
With the legalization of same-sex marriage and the opening of medical marijuana dispensaries, New Jersey joins an increasingly solid bloc of states from Maryland to Maine where progressive causes find a home. Public approval is soaring for the new policies and it is clear the changes are here to stay. Yet a cause also touted as progressive and compassionate – legalized assisted suicide – has not fared so well. As the New Jersey State Senate considers an assisted suicide bill ("Death with Dignity"), it should study why.
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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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