Controversial ‘Right-To-Die’ Billboards On New Jersey Roads

This billboard on Route 22 in Hillside, N.J., has many people up in arms. Courtesy CBS

This billboard on Route 22 in Hillside, N.J., has many people up in arms. Courtesy CBS

Let’s hope that people who agree with the message don’t decide to act on it while driving… Report from CBS:

The message on a billboard in New Jersey is stirring up a lot of controversy.

It centers on whether a person suffering from a painful disease has the right to take his or her own life.

The billboard looms over a busy section of Route 22 in Hillside, facing the eastbound lanes. Some drivers said they are confused by the message.

“My Life My Death My Choice. So what does that mean?” Hillside resident Steve Leo said.

The Final Exit Network paid for the advertisement that reads “My Life My Death My Choice” and offers a website. The national non-profit group said it provides guidance to adults who suffer from illnesses that are so painful that they want to end their lives.

CBS 2 HD spoke to the group’s vice-president on the phone.

“People who have Lou Gehrig’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, emphysema and a whole other range of wasting diseases,” Robert Levine said…

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  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    No wonder Christianity maintains a precept against suicide…

    …after making life that shitty, you wouldn't have any adherents left if you provided them a loophole to escape their suffering.

  • Hadrian999

    i can see why this would be an attractive alternative in new jersey

  • Hadrian999

    i can see why this would be an attractive alternative in new jersey

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