New Jersey will allow terminally ill patients to end their lives

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Phil Murphy, governor of New Jersey, center, speaks during a fiscal year 2020 budget address at the New Jersey State Assembly chamber in Trenton, New Jersey, U.S., on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Murphy??is taking another stab at a higher tax on New Jersey millionaires, part of his proposed $38.6 billion budget that includes a record pension payment and health-care savings negotiated with the public workers union that helped elect him. Photographer: Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg

Source: CNN

By Taylor Romine, CNN

(CNN)Terminally ill adults in New Jersey will now be able to ask for medical help to end their lives.

 

In April, Gov. Phil Murphy signed the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act. It goes into effect Thursday.
It allows adults with a prognosis of six months or less to live to get a prescription for life-ending medication.
Other jurisdictions that allow physician-assisted suicide are: California, Colorado,
Oregon, Vermont, Washington, Hawaii, Montana and the District of Columbia.

Categories: America, Health, USA

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