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Physician-Assisted Suicide Measure Passes NJ Assembly
02-08-2013, 08:00 PM #1
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TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – The New Jersey State Assembly has voted in favor of physician-assisted suicide.

The measure passed by a vote of 7-2 with two abstentions.

The Death with Dignity Act would allow terminally ill patients to be prescribed medication that would end their lives.

Under the measure, the lethal medication would only be made available to patients who are told by two doctors that they have six months or less to live.

Patients must be capable of making an informed decision of whether to die, according to the bill.

Supporters said the proposal to allow patients to self-administer lethal medication allows the terminally ill the choice to die humanely.

Several opponents of the bill testified before the Assembly, calling the proposal unethical. Some opponents said there are many cases where patients are given just six months to live but end up living for years.

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02-08-2013, 08:25 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Yes I think terminally ill people should have that option.
02-08-2013, 08:46 PM #3
bohica Member
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I've always had that option, it's called Mossberg 12ga.

I'm in my seventh decade on Earth. I know things.
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02-08-2013, 08:52 PM #4
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Slippery slope when the state is involved. Can head toward the direction that was implemented in the UK when certain hospital trusts were told to terminate/killl x amount of patients in their care. If they hit their targets they get a larger cash bonus for it. Its called NHS Pathway.

I am seeing these types of programmes start up all over the western world on a larger scale. Does it have something to do with the ever increasing elderly population, where the so called baby boomer generation are retiring in their droves, with not enough work or well paid work to keep the ponzi economy going for younger generations to pay into the sinkhole that is gov coffers.

If someone wishes to end their life that is their decision, they shouldn't have to ask the state for permission, to do it.
02-08-2013, 09:04 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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No I don't see why it would be any business of the state.
02-08-2013, 09:20 PM #6
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Didn't the state already get involved when they made suicide illegal? The argument against suicide is a purely religious, moral one. Why should we be forced to live under state imposed religious morals?

I am speaking of the life of a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children; who has undertaken to cherish it and do it no damage, not because he is duty-bound, but because he loves the world and loves his children… - Wendell Berry, 1971
02-08-2013, 09:31 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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What's the punishment for suicide I wonder? hmm.gif
02-08-2013, 09:48 PM #8
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Life would be the ultimate punishment for suicide. coffeetime.gif




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