By Margaret Dore
The bill, A2270, would have legalized assisted suicide and euthanasia for people predicted to have less than six months to live. The catch was that the six months to live was based on the patient's not being treated. Such persons can have, years, even decades to live. For a further explanation, please click here at pages 5-8.
Consider also these comments by the disability rights group, Not Dead Yet:
“We have a lot of reasons for concern about legalizing assisted suicide,” said Diane Coleman of Not Dead Yet. “One of our biggest concerns, given the rising tide of abuse of elders and people with disabilities, is that no law can prevent assisted suicide coercion behind closed doors.” . . .
“The more legislators learn about the details, the more they turn against an assisted suicide bill,” said Not Dead Yet regional director John Kelly, a New Jersey native. Kelly is also director of Second Thoughts Massachusetts.The sponsor of A2270 is expected to reintroduce it in September. Please consider a generous donation to Choice is an Illusion, Not Dead Yet and other opposition groups to stop this from happening.
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