As reported, The New Jersey Legislature approved the bill known as the “Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act,” which would allow doctors to write a lethal prescription for terminally ill patients who want to end their lives.
Governor Murphy released a statement saying:
“This measure is about dignity. Senator Scutari and Assemblyman Burzichelli should be commended for sponsoring this bill that will make us a more dignified and empathetic state. For Assemblyman Burzichelli, in particular, with whom I have met to discuss this issue, this bill has been a personal fight for years.
“Allowing terminally ill and dying residents the dignity to make end-of-life decisions according to their own consciences is the right thing to do. I look forward to signing this legislation into law.”
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