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New Jersey’s Aid in Dying law upheld by court

On Friday June 10, the Appellate Division of Superior Court of New Jersey upheld a decision that had dismissed a challenge to the state’s 2019 medical aid in dying law . The appellate ruling said the constitutional and religious arguments of the doctor and pharmacist who challenged the law were “meritless.”  

New Jersey’s Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act allows physicians to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill people and is used so far by at least 95 patients.    

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