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ccinjersey
17th January 2015, 19:24
Just wanted to share this. It will be very interesting to say the least if this bill passes in New Jersey. If it does only a matter of time before more States should follow, and hopefully other countries as well -

It doesn't surprise me our Governor opposes it. Didn't vote for him, and don't like his politics.

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CCxox


Breaking News Out of New Jersey


Posted by Peg Sandeen, PhD, MSW on November 13, 2014


The New Jersey Assembly passed its own version of Death with Dignity today, modeled on Oregon's 20 year old legislation to allow a terminally ill patient to choose the timing and manner of death. The bill passed by a vote of 41-31 in the Assembly, and now heads to the state Senate for approval.


Assemblyman John Burzichelli has championed the bill over the last two years, quietly at first, and then with more urgency as the bill gained momentum. His sister-in-law, Claudia Burzichelli, testified in front of the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee in favor of the bill, disclosing her own diagnosis of terminal lung cancer.


On his website, Burzichelli says, "Like society, medicine, palliative care and hospice services have changed dramatically since [a similar piece of legislation was introduced in 1978]. While there are many choices available right now that may be right for certain people, there is one more choice, not currently available, that deserves an honest discussion." A companion bill awaits attention in the state Senate, but New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has announced his opposition to the bill.

Terry
17th January 2015, 21:11
That's justice for people like us Cc;

Love Terry

Davetherave
17th January 2015, 21:22
Hi CC

This is good, hope the bill is passed into law. I would like to see an assisted dying bill passed into law over here but I feel there is too much opposition from the 'Pro-Life' brigade to make it happen. Interestingly enough, a gay marriage bill was passed into law a couple of years ago over here very swiftly (I have nothing against gay marriage by the way), it's good to know where our politicians priorities lie isn't it?!

Kind regards

Dave..

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