New Jersey Assisted Suicide Requests Nearly Double from 2021 to 2022

The 2022 New Jersey annual report on assisted suicide requests increased from 50 cases in 2021 to 91 cases in 2022. The program has expanded from 12 death requests in 2019 to the 91 reported in 2022. Alarmingly, 10% of the 2022 cases were patients under the age of 54. As reported in other states where assisted suicide is legal, 90% of lethal drug requesters are white. Elisa Kozlov, an assistant professor at the Rutgers School of Public Health, describes participants as “overwhelmingly white and educated.”   

“New Jersey is one of the most diverse states in the country, so you would hope to see a little bit more of that racial and ethnic diversity in the Medical Aid in Dying statistics,” Kozlov said.

The New Jersey report reveals further experimentation on patients by adding even more drugs to the drug cocktail used to achieve death. Read the full report here.

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