NEW JERSEY: Doctor-Assisted Suicide to Be Voted on March 25th!

March 20

The assisted suicide bills (S1072/A1504) will have a vote in both the Senate and Assembly on Monday, March 25th!

We need your help to encourage your legislators in the General Assembly and the Senate to vote NO on these assisted suicide bills and send the message that in New Jersey every life is worth fighting for.

These assisted suicide bills will allow doctors to prescribe a lethal dose of drugs to anyone who has been “qualified” to end their own life. The so-called “protections” in these bills are weak, leaving our most vulnerable people – the disabled, the mentally ill and our teens – at higher risk for abuse.

Sadly, suicide tends to generate copycats among the emotionally vulnerable via a phenomenon called suicide contagion, where one suicide leads to many. Suicide is already the second leading cause of death for teens and we lose more veterans to suicide than we do to active military casualties.

These bills send to our most vulnerable teens and veterans a very bad message – that suicide is okay in some instances.

It is very important that you contact your legislators today! Click here and urge your representatives to Vote No on S1072 and A1504.

Once you’ve done that, you’ll receive a confirmation email with your legislators’ phone numbers. Please call them and leave a follow up message, again encouraging them to Vote NO on the Assisted Suicide bills.

The Family Policy Alliance Team

P.S. Please spread the word and forward this information to family and friends in New Jersey so they can make their voice heard, too!