Important meeting on the issue of choice in dying, cosponsored by Delaware Valley Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Camden County Humanists, and Gloucester County Humanists (NJHN): DVAU/CCH/GCH: A Discussion of the NJ Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act. Join us December 2nd in Voorhees NJ to learn more about the choice in dying legislation currently pending in New Jersey, and attempts by the Religious Right to interfere with the law.
Don’t miss this important and timely event co-sponsored by Delaware Valley Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Camden County Humanists, and Gloucester County Humanists (NJHN)!
When it comes to end of life issues such as death and dying: who chooses? New Jersey Bill A2270/S382, “Aid in Dying for the terminally Ill Act”; permits qualified terminally ill patient to self-administer medication to end life in humane and dignified manner, is currently pending. This is an issue of interest to the secular community, both advocates of church-state separation and Humanists who value human dignity and self-determination.
“A Discussion of the NJ Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act”
Tuesday December 2nd, 7:30-8:30pm
Meeting Room A
M Vogelson Regional Branch Library
Featuring Ethan Andersen, Field Organizer, Compassion and Choices – New Jersey – http://compassionandchoicesnj.org/
Ethan Andersen is a Field Organizer for Compassion & Choices, the nation’s leading End of Life Choice advocacy organization. He is also a Finance major at Rutgers University, with an expected graduation in May of 2015.
The event will feature an explanation of the guidelines and procedures set down in the proposed legislation, as well as an insight into the statistics for states that have already passed similar “Death with Dignity” legislation (including Oregon in 1997) and a conversation about the ethical and legal reasons to support the act’s passing.
Free and open to the public. A Q&A session will follow the talk, and petitions will be available to sign.