By Jimmy Vielkind
Two groups have written letters to Gov. Andrew Cuomo urging him to put a law allowing medical aid in dying on his priorities for the 2020 legislative session.
Both the League of Women Voters, a civic group, and the Academy of Family Physicians, which represents 6,000 doctors and medical students, support a measure pending before the state Legislature. They said the measure would give terminally ill patients more options.
Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, said last year that he recognizes the issue is controversial but that he supports it. The governor’s father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, commissioned a study on the issue. Mario Cuomo died on Jan. 1, 2015.
A spokesman for Mr. Cuomo said he was still developing his legislative agenda for next year.
Source: “Push For Aid In Dying,” WSJ.com