Advocates in Albany push to pass “Death with Dignity” law

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The right for terminally ill patients to choose when they die is what advocates will be pushing for Wednesday.

The End of Life Options Act has been introduced in the Senate. It would give a terminally ill, mentally competent adult the right to request a prescription that would end their life.

Last month at SUNY Albany, a panel of experts discussed ways to make “death with dignity” legal. Now five states have these so-called “deaths with dignity” laws, and 28 other states are considering them.

Supporters of the law will be in Albany Wednesday urging lawmakers to pass the bill.

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