The so-called 'right to die' issue has always been an emotional one.
But over the years some states have enacted legislation allowing physician-assisted death for the terminally ill.
In 2013, eight states — including Connecticut — have pending legislation allowing it, and one, Montana, has a bill that would ban it.
Three eastern Connecticut members of the General Assembly — Rep. Betsy Ritter from Waterford, Sen. Edward Meyer of Guilford and Rep. Philip J. Miller of Ivoryton — are co-sponsors of the bill, called An Act Concerning Compassionate Aid In Dying For Terminally Ill Patients.
In summary, the bill would "allow a physician to prescribe medication at the request of a mentally competent patient that has a terminal illness that such patient may self-administer to bring about his or her death."
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