Physician-Assisted Suicide to Be Legal in New Jersey
|Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019 | Author: ProCon.org | MORE HEADLINES|
Laurie Wilcox, a retired nurse, advocated for the PAS legislation, saying her parents suffered at the end of their lives.
Source: Jay Hernandez, "N.J. Lawmakers Consider Allowing Terminally Ill Patients to End Their Lives with Medication," whyy.org, Feb. 7, 2019
On Mar. 25, 2019, the New Jersey State Assembly passed the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act with a 41-33 vote, followed by approval in the Senate with a 21-16 vote.
|1. Should physician-assisted suicide be legal? Why or why not?
2. Does physician-assisted suicide violate the Hippocratic Oath? How or how not?
3. Should physician-assisted suicide be extended to people who are not terminally ill? Why or why not?