Month: March 2015

Not Dead Yet Applauds Second Thoughts Connecticut As Disability Advocates Prepare to Testify Against Assisted Suicide Bill

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Not Dead Yet applauds Second Thoughts Connecticut, as disability advocates held a press conference Monday and now prepare to testify against an assisted suicide bill (HB 7015) at a Connecticut House Judiciary Committee hearing being held on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Not Dead Yet’s New England regional director John Kelly is …

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy still struggling with aid-in-dying – Hartford Courant

By Daniela Altimari March 17, 2015 Gov. Dannel P. Malloy continues to grapple with the concept of “aid-in-dying.” “I still struggle with the issue, quite honestly,” the governor told reporters at a press conference Tuesday morning. For the third year in a row, lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow certain terminally ill patients to …

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Say ‘no’ to assisted-suicide expansion (OPINION) | OregonLive.com

By John B. Kelly Even as the Oregon-based Death with Dignity National Center and other assisted suicide proponents continue to insist that “there have been no efforts to expand either (Oregon or Washington’s) law beyond their strict guidelines,” here comes House Bill 3337, which would stretch the meaning of terminal illness from six months to …

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Connecticut Residents Not in Favor of Doctors’ Administering or Prescribing Fatal Drugs | Insurance News Net

March 16, 2015 PR Newswire Association LLC Legislative proposals to allow doctors to prescribe fatal prescriptions to people diagnosed with a terminal illness are not seen as a good option by Connecticut adults according to a new Knights of Columbus-Marist poll. By five points (50 percent to 45 percent), Connecticut residents believe doctors should only …

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Del. Rey to oppose ‘Death with Dignity’ bill | thebaynet.com | TheBayNet.com | Articles

Lexington Park, MD — Del. Deb Rey [R: District 29B] says she will oppose the proposed “Death with Dignity Act” now before the Maryland General Assembly. House Bill 1021 was heard last week in Rey’s Judiciary Committee. Rey announced her opposition at her second Town Hall meeting on March 7 at the Lexington Park Library. …

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O.J. Brigance to testify against right-to-die bill – Baltimore Sun

March 9, 2015 By Erin Cox Former Ravens linebacker O.J. Brigance plans to urge state lawmakers to vote against right-to-die legislation in Annapolis, lending a prominent voice to one of the most controversial issues facing the General Assembly this year. “It is my belief that valuable contributions can still be made in life, despite one …

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The Day – Conn. should again reject suicide bill – News from southeastern Connecticut

By Paul Choiniere March 01. 2015 You have to give the group Compassion & Choices high marks for persistence. Despite little progress, for the third straight legislative session they are back in Connecticut, asking the General Assembly to pass a law that would allow doctors to prescribe medications that terminally ill patients could use to commit …

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