Judge Temporarily Halts NJ Aid In Dying Law

Aid in Dying Law

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On August 15, 2019, a State Superior Court Judge in Mercer County granted a request to halt NJ’s Aid in Dying Law from taking effect.

The NJ Aid in Dying law is designed to allow terminally ill patients to end their own lives with the assistance of a medical professional.  Medically assisted suicide is a controversial topic for many, and the Plaintiff in this case objected to law on religious and moral grounds.

According to various news sources,

The judge agreed to halt the law from taking affect because the statute required the issuance of regulations by a variety of government agencies, and those agencies had yet to issue any such regulations.  See:  https://www.app.com/story/news/2019/08/15/nj-death-with-dignity-aid-in-dying-legal-challenge-hold/2020857001/