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Aid-in-dying law takes effect in New Mexico

Dan Boyd | 6/17/2021 | Albuquerque Journal

SANTA FE – For advocates of legislation allowing terminally ill New Mexicans to end their own lives with the help of prescribed medication, Friday has been a long time coming.

But, for critics, it marks the first step down a path they’d long tried to block.

A new aid-in-dying law, which drew emotional debate at the Roundhouse in recent years before finally winning approval this year, is one of nearly 70 new laws set to take effect Friday.

Read more: https://www.abqjournal.com/2401181/aidindying-law-takes-effect-in-new-mexico-ex-proponents-say-rights-bill-long-overdue-critics-posit-euthanasia-spectre-raised.html

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