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End-of-Life Choice, Palliative Care and Counseling

Support the New Jersey Death with Dignity Act!


Every year in New Jersey, too many terminally ill individuals die painful and agonizing deaths.  

When faced with end-of-life decisions, terminally ill adults deserve the choice to end their lives peacefully, free of pain and surrounded by loved ones. They deserve the choice to die in a way that corresponds with their own values and wishes. 

63% of New Jersey voters agree.

The New Jersey Death with Dignity Act (DWDA) would make New Jersey the fifth state in the nation to legalize aid in dying.

Here are the facts:

  1. The bill affirms the right of a competent, terminally ill adult to obtain a prescription for life-ending medication that the patient may choose to self-administer to avoid a prolonged and painful death. Two physicians must confirm a prognosis of six months or less to live, and two witnesses must attest to the patient’s request.
  2. The bill safeguards physicians and health care providers or facilities that follow the law from civil or criminal liability.
  3. The bill protects patients by establishing felony penalties for abusing the law.
  4. Physicians must discuss alternative end-of-life options such as palliative care and hospice with their patients.
  5. Health care provider participation is 100% voluntary.


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