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Pro-life advocates passionate on why Aid in Dying bill should not be signed

Dawn Teresa Parkot does not mince words when she speaks about the Aid in Dying bill.

“I firmly believe that assisted suicide is homicide and those who assist, regardless of their intentions, are guilty of taking a life just as surely as if they participated in a state-sanctioned execution,” Parkot said, using a computer-based communication system to speak.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019
Catholics urged to contact Gov. Murphy on Aid in Dying bill
State residents are being urged to contact Gov. Phil Murphy after a bill that would allow terminally ill residents to end their lives passed the state Legislature March 25. More ...
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Aid in Dying bill moves to governor's desk

A bill that would allow terminally ill residents to end their lives now goes to the New Jersey governor after passing both houses of the state Legislature March 25.

The Aid in Dying bill, A1504/S1072, passed the Assembly 41-33 and the Senate 21-16.

Moments before the vote, Assemblyman Jay Webber, R-26, addressed his colleagues, saying, “This bill will make New Jersey neither more compassionate nor more just.”

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Monday, March 25, 2019
Bishop asks legislators to 'consider the consequences' of 'Aid in Dying' Act
As a proposed piece of legislation that would allow physicians to assist some terminally ill patients to end their lives moves forward in the NJ State Legislature, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., issued a letter to legislators expressing his opposition as a “bishop, a priest, a man of faith ...  but also as a human being and a son.” In the letter sent Feb. 11, the day that the Catholic Church observes World Day of the Sick,  Bishop O’Connell told legislators that “never again will your responsibility be greater or your decision more important.”   The letter follows: More ...
Monday, February 11, 2019
Gov. Murphy signs law doubling funding for nonpublic school security

Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law Jan. 8 a bill that doubles funding for security in nonpublic schools.

Under the bill, religious and private schools in the state will see security funding increase from $75 to $150 per student. The additional $11.3 million in funding will go to various security measures and upgrades.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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