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Right to Die bill stalls in Legislature

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Posted at 11:12 AM, Apr 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-04 12:14:19-04

A bill that would allow terminally ill Nebraskans to end their lives has stalled in the Legislature

Omaha Senator Ernie Chambers pulled his bill out of a legislative committee where it remains stuck.  Senators voted 28-9 against the bill, but Chambers says he will continue to pursue it. Chambers and other supporters say the bill would ease patient suffering and allow the terminally ill to die with dignity.

Some medical groups opposed the bill, saying it would force doctors to make judgments about a patient's quality of life.