Several States Consider Assisted Suicide Laws

HARTFORD, Conn. (February 8, 2013)--A push for the legalization of physician-assisted suicide is underway in a half-dozen states in which proponents say they see strong support for the measure.

The growing number of baby boomers who face end-of-life issues has focused more attention on the issue in recent years, and groups such as Compassion & Choices, a national end-of-life advocacy organization, have been working to advance the cause.

Bills legalizing aid-in-dying are being considered in Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, Kansas, Hawaii and Massachusetts and bills related to the issue are under consideration in New Hampshire, New York, Arizona and Montana.

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