Euthanasia may be on the march across Europe and many American states… but not in New Mexico… for now:
“The [New Mexico] state Senate on Wednesday night defeated a bill that would have legalized assisted suicide for terminally ill patients.
“In a 22-20 vote, seven Democrats joined 15 Republicans to stop the measure.
“Sen. Liz Stefanics, D-Cerrillos, sponsored Senate Bill 252 to allow people expected to die within six months to obtain a prescription for drugs meant to end their own lives. In addition, a patient would have to be deemed mentally competent by two doctors.
“The bill called for a mandatory 48-hour waiting period between the time the prescription was written and filled.”
But death is only an election away…