The New York Times: Letters: Broadening Access to Aid-in-Dying Care

An excerpt from The New York Times letter to the editor by Bronx resident Jules Netherland, published September 25, 2023:

Paula Span’s column brought important attention to the issue of medical aid in dying (MAID). I agree wholeheartedly that the residency requirement for the New Jersey law should be rescinded. But as someone living with Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer in New York, I find the idea that I should have to travel to New Jersey or one of the other states that have MAID at the end of my life is absurd.... Everything about cancer treatment is hard, but my death doesn’t have to be. It’s time for New York to pass a MAID bill of its own.