HILLSIDE, N.J. (WPIX) – A large billboard on a stretch of a busy New Jersey highway endorsing the idea of suicide is causing quite the uproar with locals and passersby.
The 15-by-49 foot billboard reading, “My Life. My Death. My Choice. FinalExitNetwork.org” was put up June 28 on Route 22 and faces eastbound traffic.
The campaign — which has also been launched in California and Florida — is paid for by the Final Exit Network, a nationwide group that reportedly provides guidance to adults seeking to end a life of constant pain from incurable illness.
The group claims both New Jersey and San Francisco were selected because a majority of people in the area would be open to the message. Organizers say Florida was picked because of its large elderly population.