Right-to-die legislation opposed in Connecticut as becoming a duty-to-die

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Is it compassionate “Aid in Dying” for those who are terminally ill, or is it “assisted suicide” that could turn into a “duty to die”? Those are the questions state lawmakers are facing this week during a big push for the “Aid in Dying” bill, reports WTNH.

Advocates are asking lawmakers to pass this law that would allow physicians to prescribe a lethal dose to those who are within six months of dying from a terminal illness and are mentally able to make the decision,the report.

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Connecticut’s H.B. No. 7015 reads:

    AN ACT CONCERNING AID IN DYING FOR TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS.

    To allow a physician to dispense or prescribe medication at the request of a mentally competent patient that has a terminal illness that such patient may self-administer to bring about his or her death.

According to the Family Institute of Connecticut which is opposing the legislation, a public hearing…

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