HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A push for the legalization of
physician-assisted suicide is under way in at least three Northeastern
states including Connecticut, where proponents say they see strong
support for allowing doctors to prescribe mentally competent, dying
individuals with the medications needed to take their own lives.
Lawmakers in New Jersey and Vermont are also considering legislation
that would allow doctors to prescribe lethal medication to terminally
ill patients in a trend that advocates say may be related to the
country’s aging population.