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West Virginia rejects assisted death

Two resolutions were submitted to the House of Delegates (both by Republican Delegate Pat McGeehan), the first entitled “Defending Life by Rejecting Euthanasia” which was adopted 87-9 and the second, HJR 28, which adds a new Article to the West Virginia Constitution prohibiting physician-assisted suicide, but does not forbid removing life-sustaining treatment at the patients’ request.

Republican Delegate Larry Kump, who contemplated ending his life as he was battling cancer, said; “I believe that suicide is a sin, but I also believe it is a choice. … No matter how I vote on this bill, I will be both wrong and right.”

Read more: House passes resolutions rejecting euthanasia, assisted suicide – WV MetroNews