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Maine Approves Assisted Suicide

Maine Democratic Governor Janet Mills signed legislation allowing assisted suicide in the cases of terminally ill patients. “It is my hope that this law, while respecting the right to personal liberty, will be used sparingly,” said Mills, who had previously admitted reservations about the bill. The New England state is now the eighth in the nation to join the assisted suicide pact alongside California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, New Jersey, and also Washington, D.C. So the Left is totally against taking the lives of convicts on death row but perfectly okay with doing so for people whose lives “aren’t worth” saving.

Here’s more from Hot Air…

We now have one more state where terminally ill patients can choose to end their own lives rather than continuing further medical care to stave off their demise. Maine has passed an assisted suicide law by the narrowest of margins in the legislature and the Governor has signed the bill. They now join California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. (Associated Press)

Maine legalized medically assisted suicide on Wednesday, becoming the eighth state to allow terminally ill people to end their lives with prescribed medication.

Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, who had previously said she was unsure about the bill, signed it in her office.

“It is my hope that this law, while respecting the right to personal liberty, will be used sparingly,” said Mills.

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