Thank you to everyone who took a stand to protect CT residents.


The Judiciary Committee did not have the votes on April 19th to pass SB 1076 out of committee and send it to the Senate. The legislation had been approved by the Public Health Committee and then referred to the Judiciary Committee for review by the Senate. Several members of the Committee spoke from both sides of the issue, but the Co-Chairs did not call a vote. It was clearly stated that the committee did not have enough votes to keep the legislation alive.


 Stephanie Packard, a California resident, wife, and mother of four children, had outlived her medical death sentence, and was still fighting to live and spend time with her family.

Her doctors suggested that switching to another chemotherapy drug might buy her time. Her medical insurance company refused to pay. She says she asked if the company covered the cost of drugs to put her to death. She was told the answer is yes — with a co-payment of $1.20.

Insurance company offerings included lethal medication, but not life extending treatment. This is how it works.  Lethal medication will always make the approved drug list, and insurance companies can refuse to pay for life-extending treatment. 

Have you or a loved one ever been denied care because health insurance wouldn't cover the cost?

What will prevent insurance companies from denying life-saving treatments when cheap assisted suicide drugs are legal?

This is not the right direction for CT healthcare.

Nothing in SB 1076 prevents a doctor from suggesting assisted suicide as an alternative to medical care, and it would be shared as an end of life option with SB 1075. 

 Read the articles below to learn the facts about assisted suicide.