Advocates push for passage of Medical Aid in Dying Act in New York

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Most people want a peaceful end to their lives. But will New York allow those near the end to make the call as to when to go? Adv...

December 4, 2022
11:40 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Most people want a peaceful end to their lives. But will New York allow those near the end to make the call as to when to go? Advocates in the Rochester area are campaigning for the state to pass the Medical Aid in Dying Act. Ten other states already have. It would allow terminally ill, mentally capable adults, diagnosed as having six months or less to live, to ask their doctor for medication that would allow them pass without suffering. Among those who back it locally is a Rochester man who watched his girlfriend lose her battle with cancer.

Spectrum News Staff