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NY Medical Aid In Dying Act Discussed Monday Afternoon

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Death with Dignity was the topic Monday afternoon at the Cortland Community Center.

The League of Women Voters brought in the state campaign chair of Compassion and Choices, Corinne Carey, to speak, along with two Cortland-based panelists.

Carey discussed New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act, which is legislation currently before the Senate and Assembly.

It would allow a mentally capable, terminally ill adult with a prognosis of six months or less to live the option to request, obtain and self-ingest medication to die peacefully in their sleep if their suffering becomes unbearable. But she stresses, the law would make the decisions all yours.

Six other states, including Vermont and Washington, D.C. already have this right.

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