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Assisted suicide bill proposed by six lawmakers

Pennsylvania (WTAJ) – Six Pennsylvania legislators, including Rep. Mark Lotzi, are proposing a death with dignity law.

The legislators are:

  • Representative Carol Hill Evans (County of York)
  • Rep. Tariq Khan (D-Philadelphia County)
  • Melissa L. Shusterman Rep. (D-Chester County)
  • Rep. Christopher M. Rabb (D-Philadelphia County)
  • Rep. Mark Rozzi (D Burks County)
  • Rep. Jose Giral (D-Philadelphia County)

parliamentarian sent memo To Congressmen on Wednesday, March 1, about their intentions on the Assisted Suicide Act.

In it, they refer to 10 states, including New Jersey, enacting death with dignity laws that provide terminally ill adults (with well-defined criteria) the ability to end their lives peacefully. doing.

“Modern medical advances have dramatically extended the lifespans of our loved ones. However, for many with terminal illness, when pain management becomes impossible, this extension is simply I feel that it will only prolong unnecessary pain.

Legislators went on to say the law was modeled after Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act and would include protections to ensure that patients themselves are the driving force behind end-of-life decisions. He said the patient could revoke the decision at any time.

“This bill protects patients from coercion, has strict eligibility requirements open only to terminally ill patients with less than six months to live, and claims for mental health or other physical health problems that are not terminally ill. Prohibits patient use, including but not limited to issues related to disability, finances, housing, benefits, age, race, or gender.”

In the memo, lawmakers said terminally ill patients in Pennsylvania must choose to end their lives on their own terms.

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