Assisted Suicide in NJ-Here is How it Will Work

New Jersey doctors will soon have the ability to help terminally ill patients end their own lives.

Gov. Phil Murphy says he will sign a bill passed by both houses of the legislature allowing physicians to prescribe a drug concoction a patient can take at home with the intent of a peaceful death.

There are passionate feelings on both sides of the issue. Supporters call it “death with dignity.” Opponents worry some patients would be denied life-saving experimental treatments. Many doctors are also opposed, feeling assisted suicide violates their Hippocratic oath to do no harm. More on the debate can be found here, but here is what happens (and what could go wrong) when a person decides to ask his or her doctor to help them end their life in New Jersey.

Read more at New Jersey 101.5…

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