By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
Today, the New Jersey Assembly passed bill A 2270, a bill to legalize assisted suicide by a vote of 41-31. Since the New Jersey legislation was already approved by the state Senate, the assisted suicide bill will now head to Governor Christie.
The New Jersey Assembly brought the assisted suicide vote up quickly because the assisted suicide lobby wanted to capitalize on the death of Brittany Maynard.
Nancy Elliott, a member of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition International Board spoke with Christie about his position and said,
“I had the opportunity to speak with Governor Chris Christie from New Jersey. I know that a lot of you are concerned about the Assisted Suicide bill that passed the Health Committee in New Jersey. He assured me vehemently that he has not changed his position on Assisted Suicide, that he would veto it if it came to his desk and that as long as he was the Governor of New Jersey this was not going to become law.”
ACTION: Contact Governor Christie and urge him to veto the assisted suicide bill.