In response to a press conference regarding legal action to suspend the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill law, Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D-Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem) issued the following statement:
“The slowing of the enactment of this duly legislated and thoroughly crafted law is causing pain, agony, and distress for those seeking access to the relief they want and deserve.
“As I have previously stated, it is truly unfortunate that those qualified terminally ill patients who may have sought relief under the new law may be suffering while this matter is resolved.
“Nothing new was offered by Dr. Glassman’s attorney at today’s press conference. The details he discussed have all been addressed as we worked nearly seven years to refine the legislation.”