Connecticut lawmakers defeat Aid-in-Dying bill

State lawmakers employed a rarely-used parliamentary move to defeat the controversial Aid-in-Dying bill Monday, despite an impassioned plea from one state senator about his own mother.

News 12 Staff

Apr 12, 2022, 2:14 AM

Updated 832 days ago

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State lawmakers employed a rarely-used parliamentary move to defeat the controversial Aid-in-Dying bill Monday, despite an impassioned plea from one state senator about his own mother.
"She'd had tens of heart attacks. She fought for life. And yet, at the end, she begged to die," said state Sen. Gary Winfield.
The bill required patients to make two separate requests, in writing, at least 15 days apart.
Opponents of the bill say it would inspire people to take their own lives without thinking things through.
"I just think there's a whole group of individuals that would never think this way, that all of a sudden would be thinking of 'offing themselves' or killing themselves," said state Sen. John Kissel.


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