Our Connecticut team came closer than ever to passing an aid-in-dying bill last legislative session.
Compassion & Choices continues to work with supportive lawmakers and committed activists in the state to be in a strong position for the next round. Contact our Connecticut campaign manager, Tim Appleton, to learn how you can help right now!
If your end-of-life plans aren’t in place yet, download and complete the following Advance Directive.
Download the Compassion & Choices postcard, print it, share it, email it to a friend, or fill it out and send it back to us.
Understand more about death with dignity laws by examining where they have been in use for years.
The state of Connecticut allows a range of end-of-life care options, such as discontinuing life-prolonging care (like dialysis, pacemakers and antibiotics), providing palliative support to a patients who decide to stop eating and drinking, or administering palliative sedation at a patient’s request.
Connecticut has a law which specifically prohibits assisted suicide. It is unclear whether this statute includes aid in dying. We hope to clarify that a dying patient’s decision to choose a peaceful death through aid in dying is not committing suicide and that doctors who honor that decision are not assisting a suicide. This would mean doctors are not at risk of criminal prosecution for “assisting suicide.”
Contact your Legislator
Use this link to help you write to your state and federal legislators and tell them how you feel about aid-in-dying legislation in Connecticut. It is quick, easy and very important. Please speak out today and help us ensure end-of-life choice to all patients.
Write a Letter to the Editor
Use our handy guide to help you craft a letter to local or national news outlets, one of the best ways to have your voice heard.
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Contact the Compassion & Choices Connecticut Campaign Manager:
860 922 1988