Suicide is not peaceful, but it is permanent

Suicide is not peaceful, but it is permanent

 

Over the past few years during the battle over whether New Jersey was going to legalize “physician-assisted suicide,” I’ve gotten to know a person who knows this issue all too well.

Kristen Hanson lost her husband J.J. in December 2017 after he fought courageously to live despite a diagnosis of brain cancer. After being told he had only a few months to live, JJ fought. And he fought hard. This brave Marine grabbed another few incredible years on this earth. Time he spent with his wife and children. Time he spent educating people on the real dangers of preying on people with terrible diseases and pushing an option of having them kill themselves to end the pain.

Kristen has courageously taken up this fight. She has joined me in the past on Chasing News, on the New Jersey 101.5 morning show and on our #SpeakingPodcast.

Now that the battle in New Jersey is over — at least as far as the legislation that took effect this week — our attention has turned to educating people and making sure they know what the politicians either lied about or were too ignorant or lazy to find out.

Those pesky facts? Suicide is anything but peaceful. Adding to what our news anchor Eric Scott has written about based on a study done in the Netherlands, Kristen discussed a recent study talking about the potential for a suicide to go horribly wrong with patients living and suffering for days in some cases.

Read more at NJ 101.5…