New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said on Monday that he will legalize euthanasia by to Die signing of the ‘rights’ bill, already passed by the state legislature.
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New Jersey democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said on Monday that he will sign the legislation, already approved by the Parliament, terminally ill patients to legally end their life.
The Democrat-led Parliament and the Senate to Act on the “aid in Dying for the Terminally ill” on Monday, allows adult patients to live six months or less, and self-administer life-ending medication.
“Allows terminally ill and dying residents with dignity, to act end-of-life decisions according to their own conscience, is the right thing to do. I look forward to signing this legislation into law,” Murphy, a Democrat, said in a statement after the Democrat-led Assembly and Senate votes on the measure in the vicinity.
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It is to extend to be no good reason for you to be forced, their pain and suffering
To Action of democratic state Sen. Nicholas Scutari, a follower of the “aid in Dying for the Terminally ill”
The legislators have tried unsuccessfully at least since 2012, for the progress of the legislation. The bill got some attention in New Jersey in 2014 around the time the 29-year-old Brittany Maynard, who was terminally ill with brain tumors has been in the national spotlight.
Before her death, Maynard moved from California to Oregon with her husband, where the “Death with Dignity Act” allowed her to legally take drugs to die. On Nov. 1, 2014, Maynard chose to end the deadly drug your life instead of fighting it, a progressive form of brain tumors, the patients survive only an average of 14 months.
This time, the New Jersey assisted suicide bill passed in the Assembly, 41-33, with four abstentions, in the Senate, 21-16.
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To Act on the aid in Dying for the terminally ill 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.
Supporters hail die its passage as a victory in the so – called “right” – movement, argue the law gives terminally ill patients the chance to live your life would end.
“There is no good reason for you to be forced to prolong their pain and suffering or to prolong the grief of their loved ones, if you make this election,” Democratic state Sen. Nicholas Scutari said in a statement.
Those who believe in opposition to the New Jersey legislation, 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 New Jersey Catholic conference argued the insurance companies in the States approved a euthanasia law to deny individuals health care and instead, a price offer of the value of medication to end her life.
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“In an age of total control and managed care, patients with existing diseases can be branded as a financial liability, to promote the insurance company, and decisions, death was said to be driven by the reduction of the cost,” the Catholic organization said in a statement to Fox News.
California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont, Washington state and DC all have similar laws.
Fox News’ Frank Miles and The Associated Press contributed to this report.