27 Apr Vote Delayed on Assisted Suicide Bill
The Delaware House of Representatives has put off a vote on a bill allowing doctor-assisted suicide in the state.
The Delaware State News reports that the vote was delayed Thursday because a lawmaker reversed support for the legislation. It was the second such delay in three months.
The legislation allows an adult diagnosed with a terminal illness and expected to die within six months to request prescription medicine to end his or her life. A consulting physician would have to confirm the attending doctor’s diagnosis.