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John Kelly’s Testimony Opposing New Jersey Assisted Suicide Bill A2451

[Editor’s Note: John Kelly lived in New Jersey in his younger years and traveled back there to testify on October 6, 2016 in opposition to the latest assisted suicide bill, A2451. His oral testimony is below, and his full written testimony is here.] Chair Burzichelli, Vice Chair Lagana, Members of the Committee: My name is … Continue reading John Kelly’s Testimony Opposing New Jersey Assisted Suicide Bill A2451

Victory in New Jersey, NJ Alliance Release Quotes NDY Advocate Kate Blisard

[Editor’s Note:  Belated great news – after a two year battle, the New Jersey assisted suicide bill failed to pass in the state Senate.] Assisted Suicide Bill Dies in New Jersey Senate An important victory that bolsters opposition nationwide Trenton, NJ – “The New Jersey Alliance Against Doctor-Prescribed Suicide applauds the New Jersey Senate for … Continue reading Victory in New Jersey, NJ Alliance Release Quotes NDY Advocate Kate Blisard

John Kelly’s Letter Published in New Jersey Star Ledger

In response to a recent New Jersey editorial in favor of legalizing assisted suicide, John Kelly sent a letter which was just published in the Star Ledger under the title “Increased palliative care a better alternative to assisted suicide.”  He provided some useful data on the prevalence of medical misdiagnosis and its harm to patients. … Continue reading John Kelly’s Letter Published in New Jersey Star Ledger

Diane Coleman’s Letter to Some New Jersey Senate Democrats

[Editor’s Note:  The New Jersey assisted suicide bill could come up for a floor vote as early as this week.  This letter was emailed under the subject line, “Why thoughtful Democrats should oppose assisted suicide bill in NJ.”] Dear Senators: I am a lifelong Democrat, the CEO of a national disability organization, and I am … Continue reading Diane Coleman’s Letter to Some New Jersey Senate Democrats

John Kelly Reports on Monday’s New Jersey Senate Committee Hearing

The New Jersey state Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee passed its assisted suicide bill, S382, out of committee yesterday, December 15th. Senate President and co-sponsor Steve Sweeney initially said that a full Senate vote would be held on Thursday, the last scheduled full session of the year, but later indicated that the … Continue reading John Kelly Reports on Monday’s New Jersey Senate Committee Hearing