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 allow 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.
Compassionate Care Act (H 5572, S 775)
Representative Edith Ajello and Senator Gayle Goldin
Held for Further Study