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A New Jersey law that will allow terminally ill patients to legally end their life, will enter into force on Thursday in the state.
The aid in Dying for the terminally ill law allows adult patients to live six months or less, and self-administer life-ending medication. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy under the bill signed into law on April 12, after the Democrat-led Assembly and Senate votes on the measure in the vicinity.
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“So people with incurable diseases to end-of-life decisions for themselves the right thing to do,” said Murphy in an April 12 press release on the signing of the bill.
Supporters hail die movement its passage as a victory in the so-called “right-to -” -. Those in opposition say that there is no protection for the weakest members of society and want to supply the state with more effort in improving your health.
The law mandated a psychiatrist or psychologist, the judge first of all whether a person has the mental ability to decide to end his own life, of the Washington Examiner. A doctor can then prescribe the law, the medicine for their terminally ill patients, the administration of the drug itself.
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The law has “safeguards” to prevent abuse, including patients require the submission of two applications for the life-ending medication and to give patients the possibility of requests.
Fox News’ Frank Miles and The Associated Press contributed to this report.