New Jersey Committee on Life Calls on Health and Senior Services Committee to Vote Against Doctor-Prescribed Death
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TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 6, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- Today, the New Jersey Committee for Life (NJCL), the state affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee, issued a call to action for all New Jersey citizens concerned about protecting the lives of older people, people with disabilities, and medically vulnerable citizens. The Health and Senior Services Committee of the New Jersey Assembly is scheduled to vote tomorrow on a bill, A3328, that would legalize doctor-prescribed suicide in the state. The bill, sponsored by Assemblymen John Burzichelli (D-3) and Timothy Eustace (D-38), would make it legal for doctors to provide dangerous, lethal drugs to certain patients. A companion bill (S2259) has been introduced in the state Senate by Senators Joseph Vitale (D-19), Nicholas Scutari (D-22) and Donald Norcross (D-5).
"This bill would put the lives of older people, those with disabilities, and medically vulnerable citizens in danger," said Anne Perone, J.D., president of New Jersey Committee for Life. "No one should be made to feel that suicide is their only viable option; especially not by a doctor who should be a healer. New Jersey Committee for Life calls on all concerned citizens to contact members of the Health and Senior Services Committee and urge them to vote against this deadly bill."
The following members of the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee should be contacted and urged to vote "no" on A3328, a bill that would legalize doctor-prescribed death in New Jersey:
Assemblyman Herb Conway, 856.461.3997
Assemblyman Daniel R. Benson, 609.631.0198
Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini, 732.531.1045
Assemblyman Timothy J. Eustace, 201.576.9199/201.374.2205
Assemblyman Jerry Green, 908.561.5757
Assemblywoman Amy J. Handlin, 732.787.1170
Assemblywoman Angelica M. Jimenez, 201.223.4247
Assemblywoman Nancy F. Munoz, 908.918.0414
Assemblyman Erik Peterson, 908.238.0251
Assemblywoman Shavonda E. Sumter, 973.925.7061
Assemblywoman Cleopatra G. Tucker, 973.926.4320
New Jersey Committee for Life (NJCL) is the state affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee, the nation's oldest and largest pro-life organization. Through education and legislation, NJCL is working for the day when the most vulnerable citizens in our society are once again protected by our laws.