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UPDATE: Euthanasia bill DEFEATED in CT Legislature!

In the time since our last contact, House Bill (HB) 6425 - which would have legalized euthanasia under the guise of a "death with dignity" law - has officially died in the Judiciary Committee of the Connecticut House of Representatives after members neglected to take action by the April 20th deadline!

This is a MAJOR victory in the effort to restore a culture of life here in Connecticut and across the United States, and a strong step in the right direction as other states consider similar measures to legalize physician-assisted suicide.

That's why we're asking YOU to send a message to your State Legislators encouraging them to abandon euthanasia once and for all by leaving physician-assisted suicide in 2021, and refocusing their efforts in the remainder of this legislative session and the 2022 legislative session towards expanding access to mental health and palliative care services instead.

This marks the ninth consecutive legislative session in which similar iterations of this bill, also referred to as "An Act Concerning Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients," have failed to advance through the Legislature.

It's also worth noting that, even with Democrats (who've generally expressed more support for euthanasia laws) holding firm majorities in both the House and the Senate, HB 6425 still failed to even make it out of committee and to the floor, underscoring its waning desirability and viability for re-introduction in future legislative sessions.

But that doesn't mean euthanasia has been permanently defeated: If history tells us anything, it's that there's always a chance for another physician-assisted suicide bill to work its way into the legislative debate come next year's session.

You can contact your State Legislators in one easy step using this simple contact form that LifeSiteNews.com is making available here, on the Voter Voice platform.

With one click, your message is sent directly to your representatives without having to look up any of their contact details.

HB 6425 wouldn't have been defeated if it wasn't for people like YOU - the courageous defenders of life who took action by contacting their elected representatives to make their voices heard.

Your efforts paid off, and physician-assisted suicide has, itself, died as a result.

But there's always a chance that liberal legislators could attempt to revive this dangerous legislation come next year, so it's up to us to take a proactive approach and implore them to instead pursue an alternative course of action.

We can finally abandon legalized euthanasia by reaffirming our support for the Judiciary Committee's rejection of it, and letting our State Legislators know that their time would be better spent down the line working towards expanded mental health and palliative care access across Connecticut as an alternative.

Thank you for helping deliver this message to them.

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Please take a moment to review the content from our last message:

Connecticut’s medical practitioners have both a moral and professional obligation to provide life-saving services to patients across the state, so any practice(s) that hasten death rather than save life should never be on the table.

But, devastatingly enough, some members of Connecticut's own General Assembly are trying to legalize euthanasia, when they should instead be seeking to increase provisions for mental health care and end-of-life palliative care.

NOW is the time to ensure your voice is heard in defense of life and in opposition to Connecticut House Democrats’ efforts to legalize physician-assisted suicide in our state.

It’s up to us to contact our State Assembly Members, both in the Senate and House of Representatives, and call on them to reject House Bill (HB) 6425, which would allow patients deemed terminally ill access to life-ending medicine.

You can contact your State Senator and House Member in one easy step using this simple contact form that LifeSiteNews.com is making available here, on the Voter Voice platform.

With one click, your message is sent directly to your representatives without having to look up any of their contact details.

If passed, HB 6425 would grant patients age 18 and older who’ve been given a terminally ill prognosis (i.e. projected life expectancy of less than six months) the option to request lethal medication that would ultimately end their life should they be deemed mentally capable of doing so.

The bill, which was modeled after the infamous Oregon “Death with Dignity” Act that opened the door to legalized euthanasia in America, was introduced by 21 Democrat members of the Connecticut House of Representatives back in February. It has since been referred to and approved by both the Joint Committee on Public Health and the Legislative Commissioners’ Office.

It currently sits on the calendar of the Connecticut House, where debate and a formal floor vote on the legislation could come before the Assembly adjourns in June.

More than a dozen similar proposals have been introduced in the Connecticut General Assembly since the 1990s, but HB 6425 is the first bill to actually come before Legislators, be it at the committee or full chamber level, for an actual vote.

It goes without saying that “Aid in Dying” laws like HB 6425 are normalizing a culture of death rather than life in the United States, and we already find ourselves on a slippery slope in terms of some states’ full-out embrace of euthanasia as it is.

But if HB 6425 were to become law in Connecticut, rest assured that other states will follow down the same path (nine, as well as the District of Columbia, already have), and America will continue its downward spiral on the issue of life and how our government (and future generations) will measure its value.

Connecticut’s leaders must stand up for life and take action NOW.

Please take a few minutes to contact your State Senator and House Member and request that they oppose HB 6425 if and when it comes before them for a vote.

As stated prior, similar legislation has failed in Connecticut before, but that doesn’t mean it will happen again.

In fact, it is now more likely than ever that Connecticut will become the next state in America to legalize euthanasia.

Our leaders must stand strongly against any proposed law that advances an American culture of death, and rejecting HB 6425 will prove an important step forward in replacing it with a culture of life.

Medical practitioners have a responsibility to help and care for the suffering, not assist in their demise. This must be reaffirmed legislatively.

Thank you for helping deliver this message to them.
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