Christie has 'grave concerns' about physician-assisted suicide

nj.com

January 17, 2015

By Susan K. Livio

Should the state legislature pass the "Aid in Dying" bill that would allow terminally ill patients to obtain a prescription that would end their lives, Gov. Chris Christie said he will consider it, but is unlikely to sign it into law.

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Media Advisory: Disability Advocates Prepared To Oppose Flurry of State Assisted Suicide Bills Being Introduced in 2015

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Rochester, NY (PRWEB) January 15, 2015  Disability rights advocates are preparing to work in broad coalition with medical and other groups that oppose legalization of assisted suicide, as proponents announce plans to introduce bills in several states in the wake of Brittany Maynard’s tragic death. Representatives of Not Dead Yet, the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund and Second Thoughts are available for interviews.

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ASAN Statement on New Jersey Assisted Suicide Bill Hearing

ASAN

December 9, 2014

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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Assisted suicide will not work in New Jersey

TrentonTimes

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.

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