Posted on April 01, 2021 in: Events, ProLife
Politicians in Hartford are again considering assisted suicide legislation. The Connecticut General Assembly is considering legalizing a form of suicide in our state commonly referred to as "aid-in-dying" or "physician-assisted suicide." The legislation is House Bill 6425 "An Act Concerning Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients."
This inherently discriminatory practice, that risks death to patients through mistakes, coercion and abuse should never be legalized in our state. This practice targets vulnerable patient populations, such as those with life-threatening illnesses and disabilities, the economically disadvantaged, and those with chronic illnesses.
At a time where suicides are at record levels, all Connecticut citizens facing very serious health challenges need access to more compassionate standard-of-care services to deal with isolation, depression, and other mental health challenges. Suicide should never be the solution.
Find out more about this issue by visiting a Frequently Asked Questions page and then reading "Separating Myth and Reality in Aid in Dying." This Op-Ed from the CT Mirror was written by Lisa Blumberg, a leading disability advocate in Connecticut.
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