FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (HealthDay Information) — Maine has turn into the eighth state to legalize medically assisted suicide.
“It’s my hope that this legislation, whereas respecting the best to private liberty, shall be used sparingly,” Gov. Janet Mills, advised the Related Press.
Below the legislation, docs can prescribe a deadly dose of a drug to terminally ailing sufferers and it’ll not be legally a suicide.
The invoice had didn’t go in a state referendum and likewise numerous occasions within the state Legislature. It lastly handed by one vote within the Home and a slim margin within the Senate.
The brand new legislation was praised by Staci Fowler, who took on the battle for the legislation in honor of her buddy Rebecca VanWormer, the AP reported.
VanWormer died of breast most cancers in 2017 and had pressed for such a legislation for years earlier than her demise.
“That is what she needed,” Fowler advised the AP. “And now everyone has the choice that she did not have.”