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Malloy weighs in on assisted suicide debate

HARTFORD, Conn. – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday leaned away from legislation that would allow a doctor to prescribe lethal medication to a dying patient in favor of a policy giving patients broader rights to refuse treatment.

“It’s a very tricky issue,” the governor said at an unrelated press conference when he was asked about the policy, which has been labeled “aid-in-dying” by supporters and “assisted suicide” by critics.

The legislature is considering the topic this session for the second consecutive year. The Public Health Committee is holding a public hearing on the subject on Monday. Last year’s legislation lacked enough support to make it out of the committee.

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.

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