Advocates in New York are renewing calls for the State Legislature to pass a bill giving terminally ill patients the right to end their life. The bill has been stalled for years as opponents continue to have concerns regarding its implications.
Supporters of the aid-in-dying bill have recently dropped off a petition signed by 4,000 New Yorkers at the governor’s office, according to the NY State of Politics blog.
Opponents of the bill cite concerns that disabled individuals could be coerced into signing away their lives. In response, supporters insist the bills have safeguards in place to prevent situations like this from occurring.