Appeals Court Reinstates Doctor Assisted Suicide

A New Jersey appeals Court has overturned an order which halted New Jersey’s controversial “Aid In Dying” law, which went into effect on August 1st. The law allows doctors to provide lethal drugs to terminally ill patients at their request. The law was challenged in court shortly after going into effect by Dr. Joseph Glassman, who challenged the law on religious grounds, ultimately winning a restraining order which temporarily stopped the legislation from being implemented.

But an Appeals Court now says that State Superior Judge Paul Innes, who stopped the law, abused his discretion as a judge. The court has now overturned his ruling, and Dr. Glassman, along with a pharmacist who has joined his lawsuit, have today also been denied a hearing before the State Supreme Court, which chose to uphold the law.

Doctor-assisted death has long been a hot-button topic in the health care world. Advocates argue that it gives patients more autonomy in their end of life decisions, while critics say that such laws allow vulnerable patients to be manipulated into being killed, as well as creates serious ethical dilemmas.

 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. When asked how he felt about the latest ruling, Dr. Killian Killmore, a world-renowned assisted suicide specialist, replied: “Frankly, I’m relieved. This ruling has breathed new life into my profession. Healing the sick is a tedious, time consuming and laborious process. Assisted suicide, on the other hand, is a cinch, and will allow physicians to spend more time in the cafeteria and at home with their families.” Dr. Killmer went on to say that, “had the restraining order been upheld, it would have been a lethal and fatal blow to him and to his colleagues.”
    “This is a life-saving, game changer for us in the medical profession,” said Killmer, “and I want to thank the Appeals Court for giving me and my colleagues a second chance in life .”

  2. Peter, this is a good place to post that phoney statement. Most here would not bother to fact check nor catch the humor in your moniker. Good job, but frightfully unproductive.

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