N.J. assisted suicide bill isn’t getting a floor vote on Monday

TRENTON, N.J. — A bill aimed at legalizing so-called “assisted suicide” in the Garden State isn’t going to get a vote from the full Assembly today. That’s according to Save Jersey sources in the State House.

The ‘Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act’ (A1504/S1072) was voted out of the Assembly Judiciary Committee back in March 2018.

Leadership, however, has yet to post the highly controversial measure for a vote on the floor.

Democrats are pushing the measure notwithstanding evidence of abuse in the system and concerns over glorifying suicide as an acceptable alternative for sick and suffering individuals.

“It’s not a slippery slope argument, folks,” argued Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-26) back in 2016 when a similar bill was being debated. “This is where ‘compassionate choices’ and the people who advocate these kinds of measures want to take the law. And it’s not a good place, and we shouldn’t follow along.”

Seven U.S. jurisdictions presently allow terminally ill individuals to kill themselves, subject to vetting procedures allegedly intended to discern consent: California, Colorado, Oregon, Hawaii,Washington, Vermont and the District of Columbia.