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Congratulations to PGA client, Compassion and Choices, on the effective date of New Jersey’s Medical Aid in Dying law!

New Jersey’s Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act became effective on August 1, 2019. Governor Murphy signed the law on April 12, 2019, after 7 years of on-the-ground organizing by Compassion & Choices and volunteer advocates. Compassion & Choices, Porzio Governmental Affairs' client and main advocate for the bill, is the nation’s oldest, largest and most active nonprofit working to improve care and expand options for the end of life. PGA's Sal Anderton led the seven-year effort on behalf of Compassion & Choices, with support from Jacy Lance and the entire PGA team. Read Story

Compassion & Choices' "Right to Die" Bill

Star-Ledger's Editorial "The right to choose death" editorial talks about Porzio Governmental Affairs' client, Compassion & Choices' "Death with Dignity" bill. As Assemblyman Jon Burzichelli fights to make New Jersey the fifth state to legalize physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients, the argument is that for those chronically ill patients suffering unbearable pain, choosing how to end one's own life should be a fundamental human right. Read Story

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