Assisted suicide bill back before New York lawmakers

Legislation that would authorize people with terminal illnesses to request life-ending drugs from a physician is again before state lawmakers in Albany.

Supporters of the bill include several New Yorkers who lost loved ones to painful terminal illness. They plan to meet with lawmakers Tuesday at the state Capitol. The bill would require two physicians to certify the patient’s illness is terminal. Physicians could refuse to agree to the request for any reason.

The measure has been introduced before but hasn’t received a vote.

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