NEW JERSEY – After three decades of the Jack Kevorkian doctor-suicide fiasco lawmakers are allowing people to make end of life decisions for themselves. On August 1, 2019 New Jersey becomes the 7th state to permit assisted suicide, eight if you count Washington D.C. District of Columbia.
On April 12, 2019 Senator Phil Murphy said, “Today’s bill signing will make NJ the eighth state to allow terminally ill patients the dignity to make their own end-of-life decisions – including medical aid in dying.
We must give these patients the humanity, respect, and compassion they deserve.”
The law will allow patients to obtain and self-administer medications to end their lives, the only exception to the rule is that the physicians must first determine the life expectancy to be less than 6 months, and that they can mentally make health care decisions, and they are acting on their own wishes not wishes pushed upon them from others.
States: Oregon, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Vermont, Washington State and the District of Columbia all have “right to die” laws passed that are similar.
How do you feel about “right to die” in terminally ill patients that have less than 6 months to live that can make their own choices? According to deathwithdignity.org“An October 2018 survey by Public Policy Polling found 87 percent of Ohioans support the right to “die in as humane and dignified a manner as they see fit,” while 75 percent support death with dignity legislation.”
Today’s bill signing will make NJ the eighth state to allow terminally ill patients the dignity to make their own end-of-life decisions – including medical aid in dying.
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) April 12, 2019