Protecting civil liberties requires us to defend certain choices and an individual’s right to make them. Most of the choices we defend involve how people live. However, American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut and Compassion & Choices-Connecticut are allied in believing that people have a right to make informed decisions about the end of their lives as well.
Compassion & Choices
‘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 […]
Emergency responders, disability advocates back end-of-life care proposal for CT
A high-profile “assisted suicide” proposal has captured much attention and controversy in the state Capitol. But many people believe another end-of-life care proposal has a better chance of becoming law this year.