Legislators Hear Emotional Testimonies on Right to Die Proposal

Public Health Committee co-chairs Sen. Saud Anwar and Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey. Photo credit: Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie

More than 100 people spoke about the bill Monday.

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

State legislators heard emotional public feedback Monday on a recurring proposal that would see Connecticut join 10 other states which allow terminally-ill patients to end their own lives with the assistance of a doctor.

The bill, referred to as “aid-in-dying” by supporters and “assisted suicide” by its detractors has come before the Connecticut legislature more than a dozen times over the years. This year’s legislation would apply to adults who are expected to die from their illness within six months and who are at least 21 years old.

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