Conference of Catholic Bishops

Public Health New Mexico
1:56 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Judge Rules Physician Aid in Dying is Legal

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A District Court judge ruled today that it's legal for doctors in New Mexico to prescribe medication so patients with terminal illnesses can end their own lives.

Judge Nan Nash wrote: "If decisions made in the shadow of one's imminent death regarding how they and their loved ones will face that death are not fundamental and at the core of these constitutional guarantees, then what decisions are?" 

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