Aid in Dying http://wshu.org en Conn. legislators hear emotional testimony for and against aid-in-dying bill http://wshu.org/post/conn-legislators-hear-emotional-testimony-and-against-aid-dying-bill <p>The Public Health Committee of the Connecticut State Legislature is heard emotional testimony on Monday on <a href="http://www.cga.ct.gov/2014/TOB/H/2014HB-05326-R00-HB.htm">legislation that would allow terminally ill people in the state to be prescribed life ending drugs</a>. If the bill were to pass, adult patients who are considered mentally competent and are told by two doctors that they have less than six months to live, would be able to get the life ending drugs. Terminally ill people testified in favor of the bill, and some with disabilities testified against it.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:46:56 +0000 Craig LeMoult 14305 at http://wshu.org Conn. legislators hear emotional testimony for and against aid-in-dying bill Conn. lawmakers urged to consider 'aid in dying' legislation http://wshu.org/post/conn-lawmakers-urged-consider-aid-dying-legislation <p>Supporters of 'aid in dying' legislation are urging state lawmakers to take up the issue during the General Assembly's session that begins next week. During last year's session, a proposed bill did not make it out of the Connecticut Legislature's Public Health Committee.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:16:31 +0000 Dan Katz 12054 at http://wshu.org Conn. lawmakers urged to consider 'aid in dying' legislation