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Compassion & Choices Praises Governor Murphy for Prompt Decision to Sign Aid in Dying Bill

Vows to work with Murphy Administration to facilitate smooth, successful implementation of the law

Terminally Ill Act author and sponsor Assemblyman John Burzichelli, C&C CEO Kim Callinan and C&C NJ Campaign Dir. Corinne Carey after legislature passed bill and Gov. Phil Murphy vowed to sign it.

From left, C&C terminally ill volunteer NJ advocate Melissa Wilcox, NJ Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act author and sponsor Assemblyman John Burzichelli, C&C CEO Kim Callinan and C&C NJ Campaign Dir. Corinne Carey after legislature passed bill and Gov. Phil Murphy vowed to sign it.

“We are thrilled that Governor Murphy promptly promised to sign the Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act,” said Kim Callinan, CEO of Compassion & Choices, who grew up in Oradell. “His quick statement brought immediate peace of mind and tears of relief to the terminally ill residents in New Jersey who now know this peaceful option is imminent.”

“We look forward to working with the Murphy administration to facilitate the smooth and successful implementation of this compassionate law,” said Corinne Carey, New Jersey campaign director for Compassion & Choices. “We know our New Jersey supporters are counting on us to help make this law as accessible as possible.”

Below is Governor Murphy’s full statement:

https://nj.gov/governor/news/news/562019/approved/20190322d.shtml

Statement from Governor Murphy on Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act

3/25/2019

“This measure is about dignity. Senator Scutari and Assemblyman Burzichelli should be commended for sponsoring this bill that will make us a more dignified and empathetic state. For Assemblyman Burzichelli, in particular, with whom I have met to discuss this issue, this bill has been a personal fight for years.

“Allowing terminally ill and dying residents the dignity to make end-of-life decisions according to their own consciences is the right thing to do. I look forward to signing this legislation into law.”


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