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A new bill proposing medical aid in dying has been introduced in Nevada, but the issue has sparked heated debates on both sides. The bill would authorize physicians to end the lives of terminally ill patients who have less than six months to live, are mentally capable of making informed medical decisions, and can self-administer medication. Supporters of the bill argue that patients have the right to choose how they want to end their suffering and maintain their dignity in the face of unbearable pain. However, opponents argue that the bill would give doctors too much power, and could potentially endanger vulnerable members of society.

Those in support of the bill shared emotional testimony about their experiences with loved ones who suffered through painful and undignified deaths. One supporter revealed her own diagnosis with cancer and how she wants the choice to seek end-of-life care if necessary. On the other hand, opponents expressed concerns about the potential for abuse and a slippery slope toward euthanasia, arguing that doctors should not be the ones making life-ending decisions. This is not the first time similar bills have been proposed in Nevada, but this latest iteration includes more specific requirements and safeguards, such as a waiting period and the need for approval from two doctors.