assisted suicide

File photo of IV bags in a hospital. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Conn. Assisted Suicide Bill Draws Large Crowd

Connecticut lawmakers are hearing emotional testimony from those who oppose and support proposed legislation allowing physicians to prescribe medication to help terminally ill patients end their lives.


Governor Dannel Malloy, Feb. 6, 2014 (Courtesy CT-N)

Governor “Reserving Judgement” On Suicide Bill

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Gov. Dannel Malloy says he wants to see the final language of a bill that would allow physicians in Connecticut to prescribe medication to help terminally ill patients end their lives. […]


CT state capitol

Conn. Lawmakers Revisit Assisted Suicide Issue

Connecticut lawmakers are revisiting legislation that would allow physicians to prescribe medication to help mentally competent, terminally ill patients end their lives.


File photo of Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin.  (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Vt. Bill Allows Doctors To Prescribe Lethal Doses Of Meds To Terminally Ill Patients

Vermont’s lawmakers approved a bill Monday night allowing doctors to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients who request it, making it the first state in the country to give legislative backing to assisted suicide.


Governor Dannel Malloy. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Malloy Undecided On Assisted Suicide

By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday he hasn’t yet decided whether to support a bill being considered by Connecticut lawmakers that would permit a physician to […]


Connecticut State Capitol. (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

Lawmakers to Hear Testimony on Suicide Bill

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A legislative committee is expected to hear divergent opinions about a bill that would allow a physician to prescribe medication to a dying patient who wants to end their own life. […]



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