Assembly Committee approves Death with Dignity Act
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -
A state Assembly committee has approved a measure that would
allow terminally ill patients to be prescribed medication that would end their
The Death With Dignity act would let adult patients who are
told they have up to six months to live decide if they want to self–administer
the lethal medication. Proponents say it gives these patients a choice to die
The bill's sponsor says state statutes are outdated and that New Jersey should follow the examples of other states considering similar
measures. The bill is modeled after ones in Washington and Oregon.
The bill calls for a referendum on the issue, but it also could be sent back to the Legislature.
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