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.