Both bill share some of the same evils (besides the overall concept) like allowing 1 of the 2 witnesses (that sign a form that the patient really wants to commit suicide) to be what they consider to be a biased party (relative or hospital worker). Both bills don't consider someone who works for the patient's medical insurance company to be a biased witness! Both bills do not mandate under all circumstances a psychological examination
both bills have evils that the other bill doesn't have.
for example in the assembly bill it says this when referring to the witnesses (the witness in this subsection is allowed to be the "non biased" witness) allowing the long term health care facility to appoint both witnesses (the other could be an employ)
4. IF THE PATIENT IS A PATIENT IN A LONG TERM CARE FACILITY AT THE TIME THE WRITTEN REQUEST IS MADE, ONE OF THE WITNESSES SHALL BE AN INDIVIDUAL DESIGNATED BY THE FACILITY.the senate version of this bill does not have this evil clause.
another example of the assembly bill being worse then the senate bill is that the assembly bill allows the consulting physician to be one of the witnesses
4. NEITHER THE QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL'S ATTENDING PHYSICIAN NOR ANY CONSULTING PHYSICIAN MAY BE A WITNESS TO THE SIGNING OF A WRITTEN REQUEST.
3. THE PATIENT'S ATTENDING PHYSICIAN AT THE TIME THE REQUEST IS SIGNED SHALL NOT BE A WITNESS.
an example of the senate version being worse then the assembly version is the senate version forces doctor to falsify the death certificate which Forensic Pathologist in NJ said you [legislators] have taken forensic pathologists out of the picture” in this proposed law process, “so you will never know whether the death was coerced or voluntary” suicide.
the senate bill includes this evil law
2. THE CAUSE OF DEATH LISTED ON A QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL'S DEATH CERTIFICATE WHO USES AID-IN-DYING MEDICATION WILL BE THE UNDERLYING TERMINAL ILLNESS.
Sen. Diane Savino sponsors bill to allow end-of-life law for terminally ill patients
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Defending what she described as a "basic human right," state Sen. Diane Savino who Borough Park helped elect has sponsored a bill to allow terminally ill adults in New York to end their life commit suicide, notice they can not even say the word suicide with the aid of medication.
The bill, called the New York End of Life Options Act the assembly version is called "death with dignity" liberals are very good at influencing public opinion by changing the names pro abortion turns in to "pro choice" same sex "marriage" turned into "marriage equality" and these bills are called such nice names as "aid in dying" "death with dignity" and end of life options", would allow a mentally competent which is only determined by a psychiatric examination if the patients doctor mandates it, terminally ill patient to request a prescription to end their life if their suffering becomes unbearable or even if they are not in any pain as there is no section in the bill that has anything to do with pain.
The patient's physician could prescribe "medication that the patient can self-administer which no one would ever know if it wasn't self administered to bring about a "peaceful" and "humane" death" implying that living till God decides to take their life is not humane, as Rav Moshe Soloveichik said that if these bills pass this would be considered the "humane" approach and other methods like life, would be considered inhumane with all it's implications including the medical insurance companies, the bill states.
|R Moshe Soloveitchik on Massachusetts's assisted suicide referendum|
The end-of-life rights of terminally ill patients became a national debate when Californian Brittany Maynard was diagnosed with a deadly form of brain cancer. Given six months to live, she decided to move to Oregon, where there is an end-of-life law otherwise known murder.
The 29-year-old ended her life in November with the assistance of physician-prescribed drugs.
The law that Ms. Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn) and co-sponsor state Sen. Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) have drafted would require that two doctors diagnose a patient as terminal and two witnesses WHICH CAN BOTH BE EMPLOYEES OF THE PATIENTS MEDICAL INSURANCE COMPANY must confirm that the patient's request for the drugs is voluntary without a psychological examination.
Physician participation in prescribing the drugs is "voluntary "and the law would protect doctors from civil or criminal liability and other disciplinary action for fulfilling a patient's request.
"The option to end one's suffering when facing the final stages of a terminal illness should be a basic human right and more important than killing a patient who may not want to commit suicide, and not dependent upon one's ZIP code," Ms. Savino said. "With solid support for aid in dying notice how nice they make it sound how many people will mistake it for aid to the dying across every demographic how about religious?, I believe there will be strong bipartisan backing for this bill." unfortunately this part may be true thanks to "moral" people voting republican blindly without realizing that some Republicans are worse then democrats.
The senator's bill is modeled after the Oregon law and other states where aid in dying is allowed in Oregon where medicaid refused to pay for chemotherapy but paid for poison.
Besides Oregon, aid in dying is authorized in Washington where only 3% of patients have a psychological examination, Montana, Vermont and New Mexico.
Since hearing of Ms. Maynard's case, lawmakers have introduced similar bills, or plan to so, in many other states, including California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Wyoming and Washington, D.C. New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts have introduced these bill before that. all together this covers more than 90% of Orthodox Jews in America
Compassion & Choices who's founder Derek Humphry wrote a guide book on how to commit suicide that actually led to be people committing suicide, a nonprofit patients' rights group that advocates for end-of-life choices, has been pushing for lawmakers to sponsor bills for end-of-life laws.
"As a key member of the Independent Democratic [Conference] in the New York State Senate, Sen. Savino is well positioned to gain bipartisan support for New York's aid in dying bill," said Barbara Coombs Lee, president of Compassion & Choices. so the jewish community in the 5 towns must tell Skelos if this bill passes they will vote him out of office
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Hoylman said Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) hasn’t indicated whether he’d support the bill. Cuomo’s office did not respond to a Huffington Post request for comment.