By Kathleen Gilbert
CONCORD, New Hampshire, January 14, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The New Hampshire House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected a bill that would have legalized assisted suicide.
Lawmakers voted 242-113 to kill the measure. In November, the House Judiciary Committee had recommended against passing the bill by a wide margin, 14-3.
HB 304, introduced by Representative Charles Weed, would have allowed a "mentally competent person who is 18 years of age or older" who was deemed terminally ill to request a fatal drug through a written request.
"It's not the function of government to encourage suicide in the young or the old," said Committee Republican Rep. Nancy Elliott in November. "It's a prescription for elder abuse." Full article.