Connecticut Campaign’s Fight for Aid-in-Dying
On March 20, dozens of Compassion & Choices supporters delivered testimony in front of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Joint Public Health Committee in support of An Act Concerning End of Life Options (HB 5417). Members of the committee will meet to discuss and possibly vote on this bill before March 28th deadline.
Representative Josh Elliot introduced HB 6238, “An Act Concerning the Option to Die with Dignity”, for the 2017 legislative session.
Medical Aid in Dying legislation has been introduced in the Connecticut legislature four times in the past five years, in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017. The bills were heard in Committee, but did not receive a vote. To encourage passage, Compassion & Choices has mounted an intensive grassroots campaign to identify and mobilize supporters in every legislative district in the state.
Compassion & Choices is busy educating key stakeholders and the media — both the Hartford Courant and Newtown Bee have endorsed authorizing death with dignity in Connecticut — and gathering supporters for a critical Informational forum planned for June or July in Hartford. Help us build momentum for end-of-life choice in Connecticut: Contact campaign manager Tim Appleton at [email protected] or 800-409-3137 to learn more.
Connecticut State-Approved Advance Directive
Advance healthcare planning is essential. If your end-of-life plans aren’t in place yet, click here for the latest forms and resources for Connecticut.
Interested in volunteering for Compassion & Choices Connecticut? Contact [email protected] or call 800-247-7421.
Compassion & Choices and its Connecticut supporters testified yesterday before the state legislature’s Joint Public Health Committee in support of legislation that would authorize medical aid in dying in Connecticut. Medical aid in dying gives mentally capable, terminally ill individuals with a prognosis of six months or less to live the option to request, obtain […]Read More
Compassion & Choices Multi-State Campaign and Outreach Manager sent the following email to our Connecticut supporters this week: Friend, I wanted to give you an update on our campaign in Connecticut. This year, the legislature is hosting a short session that extends for only a few short months, and the state budget is currently occupying […]Read More
March 18, 2015 (Hartford, CT) – Today, supporters of aid in dying joined with legislators to demonstrate their support for H.B. No. 7015, An Act Concerning Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients, in the Judiciary Committee. Among those in attendance were longtime state lobbyist Barry Williams who has advanced Parkinson’s disease, former state senator […]Read More