Senate President Steve Sweeney exercised his bullying tactics in Trenton replacing two “no” votes on a Senate committee with himself and another “yes” vote in order to push the Physician Assisted Suicide bill through committee.
He was actually quoted in our news report saying that the assisted suicide bill is not really suicide. What? Very sad that Steve Sweeney is willing to play politics with peoples lives. Very disturbing that the top guy in the legislature is willing to ignore the pleas from medical professionals, disabled advocates, patients and families in order to push his own agenda.
He replaced Senators Madden and Rice, two expected “no” votes on the Assisted Suicide bill, with himself and Senator Scutari in order to guarantee a win. Despicable Trenton politics at it’s worst.
Beyond the insider-elites playing political games is the issue itself. In a time when society is struggling to convince people to preserve life, from those affected with PTSD and kids struggling in school, suicide is a very real and seemingly growing threat to our families. It’s highly irresponsible for politicians like Sweeney to ignore the reality of our suicide epidemic and pretend that choosing death over suffering is not suicide, but somehow a dignified way to exit.
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