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Help Stop the Legalization of Physician-Assisted Suicide in Connecticut

Posted on January 15, 2024 in: News, ProLife

Help Stop the Legalization of Physician-Assisted Suicide in Connecticut

The Connecticut Legislature Will Once Again Consider Legalizing Physician-Assisted Suicide in the 2024 Session


Help the Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference and many other organizations in stopping the legalization of this life ending procedure
 
  Once again the newspapers are being filled by stories of the need to allow Connecticut residents the right to end their own lives when faced with a terminal illness. This process is officially called physician-assisted suicide by the American Medical Association, but referred to as aid-in-dying by those who support this option. 
   The advocates and certain legislators are presenting this as an individual rights issue. In reality it bad public policy and opens a pandora's box of potential abuses. The advocates say there is no record of abuses, but fail to mention that in states that have enacted this procedure there is no method for tracking abuses. It is hard for a patient to file a complaint, possibly against a family member, when they are dead. "Dead men tell no tales."
    Please read the information below and then contact your state senator and representative by clicking on the link below.  

Frequently Asked Questions
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Why the Disability Community Opposes PAS
 

Special notes:

  • In 2023 the Alzheimer's Association ended its relationship with Compassion & Choices, the advocacy group behind physician-assisted suicide legislation across the country and in Connecticut. The Association asserts that "research supports a palliative care approach as the highest quality of end-of-life care for individuals with advanced dementia."
  • In 2023 the American Medical Association reaffirmed its opposition to physician-assisted suicide 
  • Visit CTstopsuicide.org to learn more and for the most up-to-date information

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