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Strong Support for 'Aid in Dying" Bill in New Jersey; Assisted Suicide 'Morally Acceptable'

Strong Support for 'Aid in Dying
BY STEVE MANAS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

As the “Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act” awaits a vote in the state Senate, almost two-thirds (63 percent) of New Jerseyans support the measure, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. The bill, which allows terminally ill patients to obtain prescription drugs to end their lives and was passed by the state Assembly in November, is opposed by 29 percent of residents. Eight percent have no opinion.

Furthermore, regardless of their personal feelings on the legality of assisted suicide, 63 percent believe that ending one’s own life is morally acceptable for the terminally ill. Thirty-two percent consider such a measure morally unacceptable.

While Gov. Chris Christie has expressed “grave concerns” over the bill, 58 percent of Republicans, as well as 64 percent of both Democrats and independents, favor the proposed legislation.

“This is not really a partisan issue in New Jersey,” said Ashley Koning, manager of the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. “Though a difficult subject for many, the issue has widespread support and acceptance here. Public opinion is mainly on the bill’s side.”

 

What is the CHIP Program, and Why is it so Vital to New Jersey

What is the CHIP Program, and Why is it so Vital to New Jersey
BY RICHARD McGRATH
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

NEW BRUNSWICK – Senate President Steve Sweeney, Congressman Frank Pallone and Senator Joe Vitale visited the Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Br...

What is the CHIP Program, and Why is it so Vital to New Jersey

What is the CHIP Program, and Why is it so Vital to New Jersey
BY RICHARD McGRATH
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

NEW BRUNSWICK – Senate President Steve Sweeney, Congressman Frank Pallone and Senator Joe Vitale visited the Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Br...

Exposing N.J. Workers to Asbestos Hazards?

Exposing N.J. Workers to Asbestos Hazards?
BY JOANNA HAWKINS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has fined moving and storage company nearly $90K for exposing workers to asbestos hazards at N...

Exposing N.J. Workers to Asbestos Hazards?

Exposing N.J. Workers to Asbestos Hazards?
BY JOANNA HAWKINS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has fined moving and storage company nearly $90K for exposing workers to asbestos hazards at N...

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