Today I am headed to New Jersey. As you know, their doctor-prescribed suicide bill (which was filed before the MA election last year because the death lobby was so confident of a win here) has passed out of the Assembly (House) Committee and could be voted on any day. We expect Senate hearings soon followed immediately by a floor vote. To complicate matters, they are electing virtually every office in November.
The same national people who helped us so much - Rita Marker, Esq, Patients Rights Council, Barbara Lyons, Wisconsin Right to Life, Jennifer Popik, Esq, National Right to Life, Mary Beerworth, Vermont Right to Life, Diane Coleman, Esq, Not Dead Yet, and Tim Rosales, Wayne Johnson Agency, have been helping the people in New Jersey. With our MA experience, John Kelly of the disability group Second Thoughts, who acted as spokesperson for the Massachusetts Alliance Against Doctor Prescribed Suicide, and I have had the honor of helping also.
We have a day-long meeting on Thursday with the New Jersey Alliance against Doctor Prescribed Suicide, a coalition like ours. A loss in New Jersey at this point would open the flood gates and bring the whole awfulness right back to Massachusetts.
The people in New Jersey have all the pieces. Please pray that they are able to bring them together to defeat the forces of death. Thank you!
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
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