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Supreme Court refuses to lift order blocking assisted suicides

  New Jersey’s top court declined to overturn a judge’s order preventing implementation of the state’s physician-assisted suicide law, instead sending the matter to the Appellate Division for a ruling on whether the measure should be struck down. The Supreme Court said in an order Tuesday it would not lift last week’s temporary restraining order …

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NJ appeals judge’s order stalling state’s assisted suicide law

  New Jersey’s attorney general is asking the state’s top court to quickly overturn a judge’s ruling that barred doctors from prescribing life-ending medication to terminally ill patients. The law, effective Aug. 1, was put on hold last week by a judge in Mercer County. On Friday, the first day doctors could have prescribed lethal medication …

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People with disabilities accuse New York of putting their lives at stake

  At the end of May, disability rights activists went to Albany to voice their opposition to the proposed assisted suicide legislation in New York.  Kristen Hanson, Community Relations Advocate at the Patient’s Rights Action Fund, and Stephanie Woodward, Director of Advocacy at the Center for Disability Rights and member of ADAPT, joined The Capital …

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Health Justice Commons Launches Medical Abuse Hotline In Honor of Carrie Ann Lucas

  “On February 24th, 2019, Carrie Ann Lucas, a beloved and renowned disability rights attorney and trailblazer who innovated representation for parents with disabilities, died after being denied a $2,000 medication for a lung infection by her health insurer, UnitedHealthcare. Lucas was forced into taking a less expensive medication she was known to be allergic …

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Judge puts NJ’s new assisted suicide law on hold due to lack of regulations

  A New Jersey judge has put a hold on the state law allowing doctors to prescribe life-ending medications, which went into effect Aug. 1. The temporary restraining order issued Wednesday prevents doctors from writing fatal prescriptions until at least Oct. 23, said Richard W. Grohmann, a lawyer at Smith & Associates in Bloomfield. The …

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New Jersey’s assisted suicide law blocked by temporary restraining order

  A state judge in New Jersey issued a temporary restraining order Wednesday blocking the state’s right-to-die law from being implemented two weeks after it took effect. The move came after Dr. Yosef Glassman, a Bergen County physician, filed a lawsuit, saying he refused to participate in assisted suicides, including referring patients to another doctor if he decides to …

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