Assisted suicide advocates threaten to redouble Albany efforts in 2019

ALBANY — With three scheduled days left in the legislative session, advocates have given up hope that physician-assisted suicide will be legalized this year in New York.


In a letter to lawmakers, two groups — Compassion & Choices and the Death With Dignity National Center — vowed to redouble their efforts to pass the Medical Aid in Dying Act in 2019 — a nonelection year for state lawmakers.


“Regardless of the outcome of this year’s elections, there will be no running out the clock on terminally ill New Yorkers again,” the letter says. “Your constituents won’t allow it. We won’t allow it. Decency won’t permit it.”

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