Group does not directly assist suicides
A national group is planning to put up a billboard in New Jersey offering help for people who want to take their lives. It’s part of a campaign with signs in three states.
The Final Exit Network’s billboard in New Jersey will have a simple message: My Life, My Death, My Choice and the groups website address. The organization offers services and counseling to those with a life-threatening illness on how to end their lives before they become unable to take care of themselves. Jerry Dincin is president of the group. He says they do not assist in suicide as Dr Jack Kevorkian did.
“We are informing them of means, we don’t give them means, and there is a big difference. We feel that informing them of the means is protected under the First Amendment and no one claims that that part of it is illegal.”
Dincin says the information is available in books and on the Internet, and they are just making the information available to people with debilitating diseases who might not know where to find it.