By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition I have amazing news. Smith and Associates, a New Jersey law firm, obtained a temporary restraining order preventing assisted suicides from taking place in the New Jersey. The New Jersey assisted suicide law passed on March 25 and was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy …Continue reading "Court order temporarily stops assisted suicides in New Jersey"
By Monica Burke As of Thursday, physician-assisted suicide is legal in New Jersey. The new policy stems from legislation passed by the state’s Legislature back in April. The law allows terminally ill patients with a prognosis of six months or fewer to self-administer lethal concoctions of drugs to take their own lives. Lawmakers claim that …Continue reading "Assisted Suicide Is Now Legal in New Jersey. It Could Get Even Worse."
By Dave Andrusko Phil Murphy, the governor of New Jersey, said in a statement that he would sign the so-called “Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act,” a measure that “passed each chamber with the minimum number of votes: 21 in the Senate and 41 in the Assembly,” according to reporter Dustin Racioppi. …Continue reading "Assisted suicide bill on its way to New Jersey Governor"
By Jennifer Popik, J.D. Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics The New Jersey Assembly is slated to vote on A1504, the so-called “Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Act,” on October 29. Physician-assisted suicide has been considered by the state legislature numerous times without passing over the last many years. However, there may now be …Continue reading "New Jersey is the next key battleground in the fight against assisted suicide"
By Dave Andrusko Surrounded by pro-abortionists, including outgoing PPFA President Cecile Richards, New Jersey’s new pro-abortion Gov. Phil Murphy (D)made it a point that the first bill he would sign into law as the successor to pro-life Republican Gov. Chris Christie would be to restore “$7.5 million in grants for health clinics and Planned Parenthood …Continue reading "New pro-abortion NJ Gov. restores PPFA funding"
By Dave Andrusko I did not know that back in April, New Jersey state Sens. Steven Oroho (R-Sussex) and Joseph Pennacchio (R-Morris) introduced the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.” I learned that today when a story in the New Jersey Star-Ledger began Feeling energized since “pro-life” Donald Trump won the presidential election, a group of …Continue reading "“Energized” by Trump victory, New Jersey legislators announce they will seek passage of Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act"
By Catholic News Service Editor’s note. This appeared in the Catholic Philly. TRENTON, N.J. (CNS) — The Catholic bishops of New Jersey have added their voices to those of other Catholic Church leaders around the nation in opposing an abortion advocacy ad campaign by a group calling itself Catholics for Choice. The organization placed full-page …Continue reading "New Jersey bishops add voices to opposition of ‘deceptive’ abortion ad"
An important victory that bolsters opposition nationwide Trenton, NJ – “The New Jersey Alliance Against Doctor-Prescribed Suicide applauds the New Jersey Senate for recognizing the dangers to older people and those with disabilities and allowing S 382, legislation to legalize assisted suicide, to die without a vote on the floor of the Senate,” stated Kate …Continue reading "Assisted Suicide Bill Dies in New Jersey Senate"
By Dave Andrusko As National Right to Life’s Department of Medical Ethics has repeatedly warned, pro-assisted suicide forces have been emboldened by their victory in California. Having been barely staved off in 2015, Compassion and Choices is back at it again in New Jersey. Assembly Bill 2270, “the Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill …Continue reading "New Jersey Senate could take up Physician-Assisted Suicide bill as early as Thursday"
By Rachel Leigh In the ethnically diverse city of Paterson, New Jersey, a brand new pregnancy center opened its doors Oct. 25. Paterson has a rich history as the nation’s first planned industrial city, but today struggles with the challenges of high unemployment, drug use, and a child poverty rate of 41 percent—three times higher …Continue reading "New Light Shining in Abortion-Darkened New Jersey City"
By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Legislative Counsel, NRLC’s Powell Center for Medical Ethics In the fight against the spread of doctor-prescribed suicide, one battleground state has put the brakes on this dangerous measure – for now. After an emotional day of testimony, the New Jersey Senate Health Committee voted to release to the Senate floor …Continue reading "New Jersey bill to eviscerate law protecting against doctor-prescribed suicide appears dead for 2014"
By John Kelly, New England coordinator – disability rights group Not Dead Yet. The New Jersey state Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee passed its assisted suicide bill, S382, out of committee on December 15th. Senate President and co-sponsor Steve Sweeney initially said that a full Senate vote would be held on …Continue reading "John Kelly Reports on New Jersey Senate Committee Assisted Suicide Bill Hearing"