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USA: Assisted Suicide is a no go in New Hampshire

Posted 19/11-09 at 19.31

In the state's House Judiciary Committee both opponents and supporters voted 14-3 against the bill that would let terminally ill patients over age 18 obtain lethal prescriptions.

Those in favour of assisted suicide did not support the bill as they were unhappy with certain aspects of the proposed legislation. This means that they are sure to bring the issue back

Representative Nancy Elliott, who opposes assisted suicide, said she was pleased with the panel's decision. "It's not the function of government to encourage suicide in the young or the old,'' she said. "It's a prescription for elder abuse.''

http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles/2009/11/11/committee_rejects_nh_assisted_suicide_bill/

 

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