NH Senate Rejects Assisted Suicide

The New Hampshire Senate today killed SB 490 on a 12-10 vote. This attempt to establish an “end-of-life study committee” would have been a step toward an assisted suicide law for New Hampshire, as the sponsor made clear in her speech introducing the bill. This vote is a statement that New Hampshire does not want to go down that road.

The twelve senators voting Inexpedient to Legislate (ITL) on SB 490: Senators Bob Giuda (R-Warren), James Gray (R-Rochester), Harold French (R-Franklin), Ruth Ward (R-Stoddard), Gary Daniels (R-Milford), Kevin Avard (R-Nashua), John Reagan (R-Deerfield), Regina Birdsell (R-Hampstead), Donna Soucy (D-Manchester), Chuck Morse (R-Salem), William Gannon (R-Sandown), and Dan Innis (R-New Castle).

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