New Mexico legislation would allow assisted suicide for people with mental illness.

Posted December 21, 2018 1:43 am by Alex Schadenberg

New Mexico legislation would allow assisted suicide for people with mental illness.

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director, Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionNew MexicoA bill to legalize assisted suicide in New Mexico was introduced in the House by Deborah Armstrong (Democrat). According to KRQE media, Armstrong’s assisted suicide bill will permit assisted suicide for people with a mental health disorders, if a mental health professional signs the request.Michelle Lujan Grisham, the recently elected Democrat Governor of New Mexico, stated during the election that she supports the legalization of assisted suicide.New Mexico has been debating assisted suicide for many years. During the previous legislative session the New Mexico Senate defeated the assisted suicide bill by a vote of 22

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