NEW JERSEY (PIX11) — The “Death With Dignity Act” is one step closer to being passed into law in New Jersey.
The gained a lot of attention after Brittany Maynard became the public face of the right-to-die movement.
The 29-year old moved to Oregon to end her life after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
It is one of only five states to have a Death with Dignity Act.
Now, a New Jersey senate panel has approved the legislation.
The measure now heads to the full senate.