Speak Now! Stop Assisted Suicide in New Jersey

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Speak Now! Stop Assisted Suicide in New Jersey

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Speak Now! Stop Assisted Suicide in New Jersey

A bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide in New Jersey (SB 382) is up for a vote by the State Senate in January. Please voice your opposition to New Jersey State lawmakers now!

The bill has been approved by the Senate Health Committee and will be scheduled for a vote in the coming weeks. SB 382 would permit doctors and pharmacists to prescribe and provide lethal-dose barbiturates (or other lethal drugs) to anyone diagnosed with a disease likely to result in death within six months.

Physician assisted suicide directly violates a doctor’s Hippocratic oath which notes in part: “I will keep [the sick] from harm and injustice. I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect.”

A study released by the Heritage Foundation found that assisted suicide would endanger the weak and vulnerable, corrupt the practice of medicine and the doctor-patient relationship, compromise the family and the relationships between older and young family members, and betray human dignity and equality before the law.

Legalizing assisted suicide will pressure elderly, vulnerable patients to kill themselves in order to avoid being a burden to their families.

The New Jersey Alliance Against Doctor Prescribed Suicide argues that SB382 includes an unsubtle nudge toward suicide as "honorable" and preferable to living with any degree of disability. Assisted suicides are honor killings, and the law should not facilitate them.

Please take a stand for life and against premature death and state-approved killings. Tell New Jersey lawmakers to say no to physician-assisted suicide.

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Further Resources:

http://cqrcengage.com/njrtl/app/write-a-letter?0&engagementId=155579

http://www.noassistedsuicidenj.org

http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2015/03/always-care-never-kill-how-physician-assisted-suicide-endangers-the-weak-corrupts-medicine-compromises-the-family-and-violates-human-dignity-and-equality

ftp://www.njleg.state.nj.us/20142015/S0500/382_I1.HTM

http://www.newsweek.com/physician-assisted-suicide-always-wrong-317042

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Stop Assisted Suicide in New Jersey

Dear Senator,

A bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide in New Jersey (SB 382) will be up for a vote by the State Senate in January. SB 382 would permit doctors and pharmacists to prescribe and provide lethal-dose barbiturates (or other lethal drugs) to anyone diagnosed with a disease likely to result in death within six months.

A study released by the Heritage Foundation found that assisted suicide would endanger the weak and vulnerable, corrupt the practice of medicine and the doctor-patient relationship, compromise the family and the relationships between older and young family members, and betray human dignity and equality before the law.

Legalizing assisted suicide will pressure elderly, vulnerable patients to kill themselves in order to avoid being a burden to their families. Assisted suicides are honor killings, and the law should not facilitate them.

Please stand for the dignity of life and vote against physician-assisted suicide.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

Speak Now! Stop Assisted Suicide in New Jersey

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