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New Jersey assisted suicide law blocked by injunction

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A state judge in New Jersey issued a preliminary injunction Wednesday blocking the state’s right-to die–the law will be implemented two weeks after it entered into force.

This came about after Dr. Yosef Glassman, a Bergen County physician, filed a lawsuit, said he refused to participate in assisted suicides, including referring patients to another doctor, if he decides to opt-out of the prescription of life-ending medication that a provision in the law.

Glassman said in the lawsuit that the law is in conflict with his religious beliefs as an Orthodox Jew, the, heal as well as his duties as a doctor people to.

NEW JERSEY EUTHANASIA LAW TO GO INTO FORCE THIS WEEK

Glassman said that is required to the transfer of the medical records, which is under the law “not only a violation of the property rights for the practice of medicine without a breach of the fiduciary duties, due to which patients … but also the violation of their First Amendment practice rights under the Constitution of the United States to their religions, where the human life is sacred and must not be taken.”

Gov. Phil Murphy, a first-term Democrat, signed that he would fight back the aid in Dying for the Act into law on April 12, said the Terminally Ill, against Mercer County Superior Court judge Paul Innes decision.

Murphy also attorney-General Gurbir Grewal to release guidelines for New Jersey residents in the light of the judge to be asked.

“It’s really hard for me, especially in the face of grew up as a Catholic,” Murphy said Thursday at a press conference. “It was not easy to get, but I got convinced that it is not the law that prescribes how things should be. But it is you and your love should be.”

“It’s really hard for me, especially in view of the rising as a Catholic. This was not easy to get, but I got convinced that it is not the law that prescribes how things should be. But it is you and your love should be.”

— New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy

The law, the ends came into force in the beginning of August, but required a two-week waiting period, before the doctors manage to get ordinances, permits adult patients, to live six months or less, and to self-manage the medication. Patients must have the diagnosis of two physicians, and must voluntarily sign a written Declaration with two witnesses present who can confirm that the patient is acting. The patient must the drug itself.

“New Jersey’s assisted suicide bill is bad public policy leaves many New Jersey residents at risk of abuse and coercion,” Kristen Hanson, community lawyer for the patients Rights Action Fund, said in a statement to Fox News on Thursday. “The temporary injunction is issued that prevents the policy from which is, in effect, a welcome re-evaluation of the law, which threatens the lives of the poor, the elderly, the terminally ill, and people with disabilities. New Jersey deserves a better end-of-life care, not assisted suicide.”

“New Jersey’s assisted suicide bill is bad public policy leaves many New Jersey residents at risk of abuse and coercion. … New Jersey deserves a better end-of-life care, not assisted suicide.”

— Kristen Hanson, Community Advocate, Patients Rights Action Fund

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The next court date is scheduled for Oct. 23.

Seven States-California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Oregon, Vermont and Washington — and in Washington, DC, all have similar laws for medically-assisted suicide, after the death With the National Center and the death With Dignity Political Fund Would.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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