Las Cruces backs right to die legislation

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Las Cruces city councilors have passed a resolution asking state lawmakers to pass a right to die law.

The vote is purely symbolic.

Councilors are expressing their support for state lawmakers to pass legislation that would allow doctors to help terminally ill patients end their lives without the threat of prosecution.

The bill has been introduced several times without making it to the governor’s desk.

Currently, it remains a fourth-degree felony.

Las Cruces is the third New Mexico city to support such legislation.

Albuquerque and Santa Fe have also passed similar resolutions.

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