By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog
Enjoy spending time with grandma this Thanksgiving, Save Jerseyans!
She may not be long for this world.
“Instead of increasing access to quality palliative care for the residents of New Jersey, the Assembly chose to pass a bill that can place the most vulnerable in our society, the sick, elderly and those living with disabilities, at significant risk,” a spokesman for the New Jersey Alliance Against Doctor-Prescribed Suicide shared in a statement. “We believe the dangers associated with this bill are far too many to ignore.”
“The so-called ‘Death with Dignity Act’ — physician or ‘anybody else’ assisted suicide — is another tragic example of human hubris, re-creating God in our own image; imposing our own limits upon God’s law and will and wisdom; exhausting God’s otherwise inexhaustible mystery and merciful companionship in our journey through the natural, fully human life God alone can give,” added the Bishop of Trenton in a separate release. “Although now on the road to becoming legal in New Jersey, it is an option and a choice that we should never make.”
A little additional information: four Republicans voted for it – Ciattarelli, O’Scanlon, Schepisi, and Rodriguez-Gregg.
I’m disturbed by this measure not just because of the potential abuse. Believe me. It goes even deeper than that… we’re paying for it!
Our old friend Asm. Webber used his lawyering skills on the floor and questioned the sponsor, South Jersey’s John Burzichelli, who I’m told by witnesses admitted that this legislation will use public funds for suicide. Assisted suicide is bad enough but taxpayer-funded assisted suicide??? Really???
The Senate hasn’t yet scheduled a vote on its own version; Gov. Christie previously pledged to veto the measure.
We’ll hold you to that, sir!