Despite leading disability rights organizations’ long history of opposition to legalization of assisted suicide, the New Jersey Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee held a hearing yesterday on the state’s proposed assisted suicide bill without inviting any representatives of the disability community as witnesses. People with disabilities, who are often presumed to be better off dead than disabled, are particularly vulnerable to abuse under assisted suicide laws.
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After emotional hearing, reluctant N.J. Senate panel releases 'Aid in Dying' bill
December 17, 2014
By: Susan K. Livio
...The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee voted 5-3 to let the “Aid in Dying” bill to proceed to the full 40-member Senate, but did so in a way that registered committee members concern and uncertainty by approving it "without recommendation."
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Assisted suicide will not work in New Jersey
November 29, 2014
By H. John Witman III
Some problems we face in society have proven to be so complex that even if we can find a solution, it is unworkable or too difficult to administer. Racketeering statutes tend to fall into this category. The death penalty fell into this category. And assisted suicide falls into this category.
Read more: Assisted suicide will not work in New Jersey