by Diane Coleman, Not Dead Yet, 13 January 2016
Not Dead Yet, the American disability rights group that opposes euthanasia and assisted suicide, is celebrating the failure of an Oregon-type bill to pass in New Jersey.
“A bi-partisan group of New Jersey Senators took the time to listen to the disability-rights community and to understand why it is important that doctor-prescribed suicide not become law in New Jersey,” continued Democratic Senator Peter Barnes. “It became clear that this bill would have a detrimental impact on vulnerable populations and expose them to abuse, coercion and possible denial of health care because it costs more than suicide drugs. While the bill’s few, vocal supporters educated legislators as to their personal concerns, it became clear that there are other solutions than doctor-prescribed suicide to address end-of-life pain.”
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