End-of-Life Choice, Death with Dignity, Palliative Care and Counseling

New Jersey

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General Information Packet

Death-with-Dignity legislation is quickly moving through the New Jersey legislature and could be sent to the Governor this spring.

Death with dignity is becoming a likelier option for the people of New Jersey as legislation authorizing aid in dying is up for a full Senate vote in early 2015.  If it passes the Senate, it will have cleared all legislative hurdles and will go to Governor Christie for his signature or veto. In the past, Christie has said he is opposed, but has recently expressed willingness to look at the legislation. If the bill reaches the Governor’s desk, C&C intends to ensure he appreciates its widespread popularity and gives it full consideration.


New Jersey Advance Directive

If your end-of-life plans aren’t in place yet, follow the link below to find the most recent forms and resources for end-of-life planning.

The latest polling shows broad, majority support for death with dignity in New Jersey

New Jersey residents from all political parties and religious backgrounds support the right to death with dignity and want aid-in-dying legislation for their state.

What are likely New Jersey voters saying about why they support the Death with Dignity Act?

63% of likely New Jersey voters, from all walks of life, support the Death with Dignity Act.

Get the facts about the proposed law

Understanding what the Death with Dignity Act is a major part of winning support.

Delores’ Journey: How she came to support Death with Dignity

Senior advocate, Delores Lewis writes a moving opinon piece in which she explains the path that led her to support aid in dying.

Sign the Petition

Follow the link to visit our advocacy center and sign the petition to help stop needless suffering in New Jersey.
Click here to add you name.

Stories from New Jersey

Read some of the personal testimonials from folks in New Jersey who support end-of-life choice and how they became part of the movement.
Click here to read their stories.

Contact Information

To learn how you can get involved with Compassion & Choices please contact [email protected] via email or call 800-247-7421.

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General Information Packet

Contact your elected officials.

Call an End-of-Life Consultant 800-247-7421