Tuesday, January 14, 2014
A New Mexico judge recently issued a landmark decision which could make New Mexico the fifth state to permit aid-in-dying.
Judge Nan Nash ruled that terminally ill, mentally competent patients have the right to choose aid-in-dying, which would allow doctors to prescribe them fatal prescriptions.
Only Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Vermont currently allow aid-in-dying. The New Mexico Attorney General’s office is considering an appeal.
See Lateef Mungin, New Mexico Doctors Can Help Terminal Patients Die, Judge Says, CNN, Jan. 14, 2014.