The 2022 session of the Connecticut General Assembly will convene on Wednesday, February 9th, and adjourn on Wednesday, May 4th.
The Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference will be tracking various issues of interest and will be actively lobbying to protect the sanctity of life, parental rights, religious freedom, and various social justice issues.
One of the issues that will more than likely be reconsidered by the Public Health Committee this coming legislative session is Physician-Assisted Suicide (also called Aid-in-Dying by its supporters)
Last year physician-assisted suicide (PAS) legislation passed out of the Public Health Committee but failed to be considered by the Judiciary Committee. Efforts to legalize Physician-Assisted Suicide in Connecticut have been going on for years.
Suicide is a growing issue of concern in our nation. Is it good public policy to enact legislation that approves of it in a particular situation, while trying to discourage it in other situations? It is not. PAS sends a clear message that society does see suicide as a solution to a problem.
How do you tell a young person who is spiritually hurting, with severe emotional pain and depression, that they see as unbearable, not to take their life when someone else can legally do so?
It is time to reach out to your State Senator and Representative and tell them that physician-assisted suicide should not be legalized in Connecticut.