At the core of our constitutional freedoms is the right to self-determination, both throughout one’s life and at the very end of it. Legislation supported by the ACLU would have allowed for certain terminally ill patients to make knowing and competent decisions about death and peacefully determine the end of their lives with dignity, autonomy, and privacy. This bill died in committee in both the House and the Senate.
Compassionate Care Act (H 5572, S 775)
Representative Edith Ajello and Senator Gayle Goldin