The Connecticut Joint Public Health Committee is currently considering HB 6425, an important bill that will allow terminally ill people to receive compassionate medical aid-in-dying.
This measure would create a patient-driven system that honors the values and beliefs of the individual.
By passing this legislation, Connecticut would join the 8 states that already offer these end-of-life options, allowing terminally ill people to die in the comfort of their homes without receiving unwanted medical care.
However, religious groups, including the Catholic Church, vigorously oppose this common-sense legislation.
Although approximately 80% of Americans desire to pass away in the comfort of their own home, less than 20% actually do so. Instead of passing in the manner of their choosing, they are forced to receive unwanted and wasteful medical treatment. This important legislation will allow terminally ill people in Connecticut to die with dignity, in peace.