Daily Mail 31 December 2017
Family First Comment: We can live without euthanasia
A former Marine who was a vocal opponent of physician-assisted suicide and suffered from brain cancer died on Saturday.
J.J. Hanson died at the age of 36, according to the New York Catholic Conference, who worked closely with him fighting the Death with Dignity bill that seeks to legalize physician-assisted suicide in New York.
‘JJ lived his motto: ‘Every day is a gift, and you can’t ever let that go,’ said Kathleen Gallagher, director of pro-life activities for the Catholic Conference, to New York Daily News.
‘He and (his wife) Kristen are a true testament to living their faith through adversity, and JJ’s death is a loving example of an authentic ‘death with dignity.’
Hanson was once a former aide to both Governor Eliot Spitzer and David Paterson.
He became the president of the Patient Rights Action Fund, a group that despised assisted suicide, in 2015.
Hanson shared with the publication in 2015 that he once supported the bill but then in his final years, he dedicated a lot of his efforts fighting physician-assisted-suicide.
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