“Aid in dying” in New Jersey

NJ Governor Phil Murphy is expected to sign into law legislation that allows terminally-ill patients the option to end their own lives.

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. (Julio Cortez/AP Photo)

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. (Julio Cortez/AP Photo)

Guests: Nicholas Pugliese, Jennifer Ruggiero, Sean Crowley

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is expected to sign legislation that will allow terminally-ill patients with a prognosis of less than 6 months to live to end their life using a lethal drug. That would make NJ the 8th state that gives the terminally ill this end of life choice. Today, we’ll talk about the details of the Aid in Dying bill with NICHOLAS PUGLIESE, Statehouse reporter for The Record and NorthJersey.com. Then, we’ll talk with JENNIFER RUGGIERO, Secretary of the Secretariat for Family and Pastoral Life in the Diocese of Metuchen, who opposes the bill and SEAN CROWLEY of Compassion and Choices, who is in favor of the bill. We’ll get their perspectives on the details of the legislation as well as the broader philosophical arguments surrounding the issue.

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