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Colorado Rejects Physician Assisted Suicide: Time for NJ to do the same

Colorado Rejects Right-to-Die Legislation DENVER — Feb 7, 2015, 12:03 AM ET By IVAN MORENO Associated Press Colorado lawmakers rejected a proposal to give dying patients the option to seek doctors’ help ending their lives, concluding a long day of emotional testimony from more than 100 people. For one lawmaker who voted no, the issue was personal. Tearfully telling her colleagues she was a cancer … Continue reading

Wyoming Adds its Voice to Says No to Physician Assisted Suicide Legislation

Committee tables Wyoming ‘Death with Dignity’ bill, recommends interim study   January 29, 2015 6:00 am  • By ZACH SPADT Northern Wyoming Daily News Rep. Dan Zwonitzer CHEYENNE — The Wyoming House Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee unanimously voted to table legislation which would allow physicians to prescribe life-ending medications to terminally ill patients. The committee also recommended that an interim committee research the … Continue reading

See How your State Senator Voted on S866, Gestational Carrier Bill

Two Republicans, Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11) andSenator Sam Thompson (R-12) voted with 19 Democrats to get to the 21 votes to pass this bill. See vote tally for 3rd Final Passage below on this page to see how your Senator voted.   S866 Authorizes certain gestational carrier agreements. Human Services   Identical Bill Number: A2648 Last Session Bill Number: S1599   (1R) A2646 (1R) Vitale, … Continue reading

Update: S866/A2648, Gestational Carrier bill Passes Narrowly in the Senate by a vote of 21-13. Immediate Action Needed to defeat it in the Assembly!

  Update: The NJ Senate narrowly passed S866 on 2/5/15 by a vote of 21-13.  It was added to the Senate Board List for the 2/5/15 Voting Session at the last minute.  See how your Senator voted Here It now moves to the Assembly.  Please call and email your 2 State Assembly members and urge them to Vote No on S866/A2648 immediately.  Please share this information with family … Continue reading

Take Action Now: Tell your State Senator to Vote No on A2270/S382!

The NJ Senate Health and Human Services Committee held a 2nd hearing December 15, 2014, on A2270/S382, the assisted suicide bill and released it with reservations. The bill can be scheduled for a vote by the full Senate at any time.  Please take immediate action and please ask friends and family to take action and share as well. Please read the article below and continue … Continue reading

If A2270/S382 Passes, Will NJ Taxpayers be Funding Physician-Assisted Suicide?

On November 18th, during the Assembly floor debate on A2270, the physician assisted bill, Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-26) asked Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D-3), the bill sponsor, some very important questions related to taxpayer funding of assisted suicide.  Assemblyman Webber said he noticed there was no prohibition on the use of state funds – either state medicaid funds or monies through the state health benefits plans … Continue reading

Let’s Be Honest: Assembly Bill is About Suicide, Not Dignity

Doblin: Let’s be honest: Assembly bill is about suicide, not dignity NOVEMBER 17, 2014    LAST UPDATED: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014, 1:21 AM BY ALFRED P. DOBLIN THE RECORD Print I AM not evil. According to Brittany Maynard, I am. Maynard was the 29-year-old terminally ill woman who moved from California to Oregon so she could commit suicide on Nov. 1. I am not evil, and … Continue reading

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