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Assisted Suicide Bill Dies in Judiciary Committee

Posted on April 20, 2021 in: News, ProLife

Assisted Suicide Bill Dies in Judiciary Committee

Assisted Suicide Bill Dies in Judiciary Committee

   Today, the Judiciary Committee failed to take any action on House Bill 6425 "An Act Concerning Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients",  resulting in the death of the bill for this legislative session. The bill passed out of the Public Health Committee and then was referred to the Judiciary Committee for further review. The deadline for the Judiciary Committee to take action was today, April 20th.  This type of legislation has gone by many names such as aid-in-dying and physician-assisted suicide.

   The following is a statement from Christopher Healy, Executive Director of the Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference.

“All glory goes to God. People of faith came together and their voices were heard and we are most grateful to legislators who realized we must show more compassion and support for those who are in distress and isolation, rather than lead people away from hope and love. 

This victory belongs to the thousands of people from all faiths who got involved because they believe life is sacred and God-given. We have more to do and must improve palliative and hospice care, educate families on pain management and increase resources for mental health services.”

 

A special thank you to all of you who responded to our calls for action to defeat this legislation over the last several months. 

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