The Public Health Committee met Friday via Zoom.
By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com
For the second consecutive year, a key legislative committee endorsed a controversial bill Friday to allow terminally ill patients in Connecticut an option to end their own lives with doctor-prescribed medication.
The legislation, called aid-in-dying for terminally ill patients, cleared the Public Health Committee on a 21 to 9 vote that followed an emotional public hearing last week. Although the panel’s action ensures the bill can continue in the legislative process, its success is far from certain as the concept draws both support and opposition from legislators on both sides of the aisle.
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