Aid in dying law

Aid in dying law

Gov. Phil Murphy is soon expected to sign the “Aid in Dying” law, making New Jersey the eighth state to permit people with a terminal diagnosis to end their own lives using a prescription from a doctor. On March 25, when the bill won final passage, Murphy said, “Allowing terminally ill and dying residents the dignity to make end-of-life decisions according to their own consciences is the right thing to do." Who is allowed to use the law? Adult New Jersey residents who have received a terminal diagnosis, defined as an incurable, irreversible and medically confirmed disease that will end the person’s life within six months. 

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