Opponents of assisted suicide are organizing to fight the legalization of the practice in New York.
The New York Legislature will soon debate on whether the state will make it legal for doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to assist a person in taking his or her own life.
"Sadly, the push in New York is but one of the strongest in the nation," Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition tells OneNewsNow. "The governor has stated that he wants assisted suicide legalized. There's a bill that's ready to go. They also have a situation where recently New Jersey has legalized assisted suicide."
The neighboring state's law went into effect last summer. But while proponents have momentum, so do the opponents. Schadenberg will be hosting an event later this month at the state capitol to organize and focus the latter group.
"The January 14th event is featuring quite a few people from different perspectives, but the fact of it is there's physicians, there's people with disabilities, there's legislators, there's people who are going to be opposing assisted suicide," the Coalition leader asserts.
Schadenberg has 20 years of experience of clearly indicating the fallacies of assisted suicide, including in Oregon, where the laws dealing with the practice are not enforced. Still, it is legal in a total of seven states and Washington, D.C.