HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS DOCTOR-ASSISTED SUICIDE BILL
CPR Says legislature should stop focusing on radical social legislation
Concord, NH - A sub-committee made up of the full Judiciary Committee, will hold its first meeting on HB304 which seeks to legalize doctor-assisted suicide in New Hampshire. The bill was originally heard in committee on February 19th and was subsequently retained so it could be studied over the summer. Commenting on the Judiciary Committee's proceedings, CPR-Action's Executive Director, Kevin Smith, made the following comments:
"With the news of unemployment rising and the state budget being in flux, we find it very unfortunate that the legislature continues to make far-left social legislation like this their top priority. HB304 is so poorly written, even advocates of the policy admit that the bill is severely flawed. Among the many problems, the bill puts a dollar sign squarely in-between the patient and the care-giver. Not to mention, doctors in New Hampshire should never be put in the precarious position of having to choose between saving or taking the lives of their patients."
Smith added, "The legislature ought to give this bill its own death so they can focus on important issues such as creating jobs and jumpstarting the economy."
The hearing was 9/24 at 10am in room 208 of the LOB.