Pages tagged "Connecticutt"
Mar 03, 2015
An assisted suicide bill has been presented in the Connecticut state legislature. This opinion piece by Maggie Karner appeared in the Courant Newspaper. Maggie Karner has been diagnosed with a terminal brain cancer - a glioblastoma. The same diagnosis as Brittany Maynard who used her circumstances to support assisted suicide. Maggie, who would qualify under the new bill, sees it differently.'Like many Connecticut residents, I have wondered whether I would want my doctor to offer suicide as a treatment for deadly cancer. The out-of-state proponents of the bill regarding physician-assisted suicide suggest having the ability to end your life legally is comforting. But I can tell you from personal experience that it is nearly as troubling as the cancer itself.' Continue reading
Jun 28, 2014
This article was originally published by the PolitickerNJ on June 26, 2014. John Kelly testified in New Jersey. (NB: John's observations apply equally to euthanasia) By John Kelly, the regional coordinator for the disability rights group - Not Dead Yet.No matter how many amendments get added to the New Jersey assisted suicide bill, A2270, whether for a prettier name (out goes"Death With Dignity," in comes "Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill") or for a changed-then-changed-back-again definition of "terminal illness," the bill is too dangerous. Continue reading