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.

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