Catholic Bishops Urge Rejection of Aid in Dying Bill

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Connecticut\’s Roman Catholic Bishops are urging parishioners to contact their lawmakers and express opposition to a bill that would permit physicians to prescribe a lethal dose of medication to certain terminally ill patients.

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\”Most people facing a devastating illness are usually seeking true compassion, loving care, family support and quality pain control,\’\’ Hartford Archbishop Leonard P. Blair wrote in a letter that is being inserted into parish bulletins this weekend. \”Instead of enacting a law that opens the door to potential abuse of the elderly, disabled and seriously ill, we as a society should work on refining and improving the existing system of palliative and hospice care for those facing a serious and life-threatening illness.\”

The legislature\’s public health committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on House Bill 5326 on Monday.

 

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