Connecticut

Status of Medical Aid in Dying

Faced with a terminal diagnosis, Connectiut residents deserve the full range end-of-life care options, including medical aid in dying. Medical aid in dying allows terminally ill adults to get a prescription they can take to end their life peacefully.

Faced with a terminal diagnosis, people in your state deserve the full range end-of-life care options, including medical aid in dying. Medical aid in dying allows terminally ill adults to get a prescription they can take to end their life peacefully.

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75% of Connecticut voters feel that allowing doctors to legally prescribe lethal drugs to help terminally ill patients end their own lives should be an end-of-life option in the state. See more polling data.

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Latest Connecticut News

CT Aid-in-Dying Campaign Director to Walk Across State with Supporters, Lawmakers to Raise Awareness of Need for Expanded End-of-Life Care Options
September 21, 2023

Connecticut resident Tim Appleton, who has advocated for legislation that would allow terminally ill, mentally capable adults the option of medical aid in dying, will walk across the state with supporters and lawmakers to educate the public and build support to pass the legislation in 2024. Appleton, who is the Campaign Director for Compassion &…

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CT Cancer Patient, VT Doctor with NY Patients File Lawsuit Challenging Residency Mandate in VT Medical Aid-in-Dying Law
August 5, 2022

Compassion & Choices filed a federal lawsuit Thursday on behalf of a terminally ill Connecticut woman and Vermont physician with New York patients asserting that the residency requirement in Vermont’s medical aid-in-dying law violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal treatment. The lawsuit asks the court to prohibit officials from enforcing this unconstitutional provision of…

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Declaración de Compassion & Choices Sobre Medida de Ley de Ayuda Médica para Morir que No Fue Aprobada por el Comité Judicial, el 11 de abril del 2022.
April 12, 2022

“En nombre de cientos de los residentes de Connecticut que han abogado por la ayuda médica para morir, estamos realmente decepcionados con la votación hecha el día de hoy por el Comité Judicial”, dijo Tim Appleton, Director de Campaña de Compassion & Choices. La ayuda médica para morir permite a las personas con enfermedades terminales,…

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Declaración de Compassion & Choices Sobre Medida de Ley de Ayuda Médica para Morir que No Fue Aprobada por el Comité Judicial, el 11 de abril del 2022
April 12, 2022

“En nombre de cientos de los residentes de Connecticut que han abogado por la ayuda médica para morir, estamos realmente decepcionados con la votación hecha el día de hoy por el Comité Judicial”, dijo Tim Appleton, Director de Campaña de Compassion & Choices. La ayuda médica para morir permite a las personas con enfermedades terminales,…

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End-of-Life Options Bills Moving Forward Nationwide
March 22, 2022

This legislative session is showing great promise, with encouraging progress in several states. Connecticut The Connecticut General Assembly’s Public Health Committee gave a bipartisan vote of 22-9 on March 4 in support of a medical aid-in-dying-bill. Advocates urged lawmakers to approve the bill, which has been referred to the Senate for action. “We hope the…

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Storyteller Spotlight: Kira Philips
March 22, 2022

Without the option of medical aid in dying in Connecticut, Kira Philips’ mother, Clare Marie Philips, ended her life violently to escape her suffering from multiple myeloma. Kira is now dedicated to making this option available for others. The way she had to do it is what devastates me. My mom didn’t deserve to have…

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