Monday, November 9, 2009

New Hampshire Prepares Death with Dignity Bill.

WCSH6, a channel out of Portland, ME is reporting that the New Hampshire legislature will make its Death with Dignity bill recommendations tomorrow, Tuesday:

A New Hampshire House committee plans to make its recommendation Tuesday on a bill to legalize assisted suicide for the terminally ill.

The Judiciary Committee this fall has been working on the bill, which was introduced last session but held over for more work. The full House votes on the measure next year.

The bill would let terminally ill patients over age 18 obtain lethal prescriptions, with safeguards to prevent abuses.

Opponents call the bill a recipe for elder abuse. They say doctors should be treating the terminally ill, not helping them die.

Oregon has approved assisted suicide ballot questions twice. Washington state followed suit last year.

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