An aid-in-dying bill has been proposed more than a dozen times in CT, never getting a vote. Advocates hope this is the year.
Aid-in-dying legislation has been raised more than a dozen times in Connecticut. It advanced beyond the Public Health Committee for the first time in 2021.
Bill to help terminally ill end their lives won’t advance this session
Four Republicans and one Democratic senator voted against a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to access life-ending medication.
Hopes dim for aid in dying bill to pass this session
The bill made it out of the Public Health Committee but Senate Democrats are sending it to another committee before calling it for a vote.
Aid-in-dying bill clears committee vote
A bill that would allow terminally ill patients access to medications that would end their lives cleared an important hurdle Friday.
Public testifies on aid-in-dying legislation
Many stressed the importance of easing suffering, while disability rights advocates said a law could be changed in the future.
Aid-in-dying bill clears key hurdle with committee passage
The bill would let terminally ill patients access medication to end their lives.
Lawmakers to revive aid in dying, crisis pregnancy centers legislation
Aid in dying and the regulation of faith-based pregnancy centers are poised to return this legislative session.
CT enters legal tussle over Trump administration’s ‘conscience rule’
The rule allows health care workers to refuse medical treatment to people, even during emergencies, on religious or moral grounds.
Bill allowing doctors to prescribe lethal doses of medication dies in committee
Strongly held religious beliefs and concerns from people with disabilities prevented the bill from advancing to the House.
Family members plead for passage of aid-in-dying bill
A public hearing on legislation that would give terminally ill patients access to medication to end their lives is expected to draw both supporters and opponents today.
Proponents of aid-in-dying legislation see path forward
The state medical society, long opposed to the aid-in-dying measure, recently adopted a position of “engaged neutrality.”
Advocates concede defeat on aid-in-dying bill in 2014
The campaign for passage of an aid-in-dying law in Connecticut in 2014 ended Tuesday with a concession that the bill does not have the support in the legislature’s Public Health Committee to reach the House floor. “In an election year, in a short-session year, we were so pleased to expand the debate and to get a public hearing,” said Tim Appleton, manager of the campaign to pass the bill.
‘Aid in dying’ bill offers hope, generates fear
More than 500 witnesses submitted public-hearing testimony about H.B. 5326, An Act Concerning Compassionate Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients. But the essence of arguments pro and con could be distilled Monday in the opposing testimonies of two women.
Malloy skeptical on assisted-suicide bill
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy expressed his strongest doubts to date about pending legislation that would allow physicians under certain circumstances to prescribe, but not administer, lethal drugs to the terminally ill. “I don’t think in society we should be viewed as encouraging suicide,” Malloy told reporters Friday. “I would have to understand what the safeguards […]
Poll finds broad support for assisted suicide in Connecticut
In a boost for controversial legislation now before the General Assembly, a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday found broad support among Connecticut voters for allowing doctors to prescribe drugs to help terminally ill patients end their lives.