Health Care

Nevada governor vetoes aid-in-dying bill

At least 20 states this year have considered legislation related to the issue.
FILE – Clark County Sheriff and Nevada Gov.-elect Joe Lombardo gives a victory speech, with his wife, Donna Lombardo, left, and daughter, Morgan Lombardo, looking on during a news conference on Nov. 14, 2022, in Las Vegas. Lombardo is set in his State of the State address Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, to expand on plans for increased school choice and a potential raise for Nevada state employees, weeks after taking office on a pledge to work with the Democrat-run Legislature. (AP Photo/Ellen Schmidt, File)

Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo (R) vetoed a bill Monday that would have allowed people with terminal illnesses to end their lives with a physician’s assistance, the first time any governor has rejected such a bill after it passed a state legislature.

“Given recent progress in science and medicine and the fact that only a small number of states and jurisdictions allow for similar end-of-life protocols, I am not comfortable supporting this bill,” Lombardo wrote in a veto message.

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