Health Care

N.J. sued over aid-in-dying law’s residency requirement

Medically assisted death advocates Compassion & Choices were successful in Oregon and Vermont.
The New Jersey State House in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Advocates for medically assisted death are pressuring New Jersey to remove a residency requirement from the state’s law that allows terminally ill people access to life-ending medication. 

A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday by the national group Compassion & Choices on behalf of cancer patients in Delaware and Pennsylvania and two New Jersey doctors argues that the residency mandate violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal treatment. 

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