Physician-Assisted Suicide Bill in the Spotlight Today

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Proponents of physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients are holding a news conference today at the state Capitol complex.

The 1 p.m. event will feature national advocates and state lawmakers who support a bill that would permit physician-assisted suicide in Connecticut. Opponents, including the Family Institute of Connecticut and the Catholic Church, say they will fight the bill.

 

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4 thoughts on “Physician-Assisted Suicide Bill in the Spotlight Today

  1. enness

    It is shameful that we even consider death a solution to these people’s very real needs. Even with the flimsy so-called “safeguards” it is ripe for abuse.

    I’m sure the push for a quick fix could have nothing whatsoever to do with the debt our state is in, could it?

  2. Rev. Douglas K. Peary

    I spoke at the conference today and no one supported physician assisted suicide or Euthanasia. This was all about mentally competent people ending pain and suffering when they are already dying. I don’t understand why people want to twist the idea of help into suicide or Euthanasia. I’m sorry that some of you choose to see dying people to suffer for weeks and months on end. Where do your morals come from.

  3. Lou

    If death is eminent, and the dying person wants to end his/her pain, granting that person the wish to die is the most compassionate thing to do.

    Perhaps some religious beliefs resist the thought of ending a suffering person’s life.

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