NY Right-To-Die Bill Moves Forward
A bill that would authorize people with terminal illnesses to request life-ending drugs from a physician has cleared a hurdle in New York's State Legislature. The proposal would require two physicians to certify the patient's illness is terminal. Physicians could refuse to agree to the request for any reason. The Assembly's Health Committee passed the bill Monday. It faces significant challenges in the full Legislature, but advocates hailed the committee's vote as a "historic" step.