(CP) – Starting Thursday, New Jersey will become the eighth state in America to allow terminally ill residents to end their lives with a prescription from their doctor and Susan Boyce is relieved. Boyce, 56, of Rumson and has been diagnosed with an incurable autoimmune disease. She was also part of a team of advocates organized by national nonprofit Compassion & Choices to testify before N.J. Legislature to help win passage of the state’s “Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill” law. “I firmly believe in this law, and I


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had the ability to speak out, to represent a group of patients who are terminally ill and don’t have the strength,” Boyce told NJ.com. “This law provides incredible peace of mind to people in my situation, knowing they have this option within reach. It does a lot to counteract the fear and uncertainty about what the end is going to be like, and are you going to be able to stand it.” While Boyce and other advocates of the law are elated, many in the medical community are still uncomfortable with the idea of ending lives they committed to preserve. READ MORE

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