New law allowing terminally ill patients choose to end their lives takes effect in New Jersey
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TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey law allowing terminally ill patients to seek life-ending drugs went into effect Thursday.

Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy had signed the bill in April, making New Jersey the seventh state with such a measure. Maine enacted a similar law in June, becoming the eighth.

The Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act in New Jersey allows only patients who are terminally ill and have a prognosis of six months or less to live to acquire medication to end their...

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