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Residents line up to voice their opinion on assisted suicide bill

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HARTFORD, Conn. – Doctor assisted suicide has been been ethically debated for years, and today Connecticut residents gathered to voice their opinion.

More than a hundred people lined up Monday night to have their voices heard on the bill that would allow terminally ill patients the right to end their own lives.

Those in line signed up to testify during a public hearing today before lawmakers considering the “aid in dying” bill that would allow physicians to prescribe lethal medications to the terminally ill.

Supporter of the bill Connecticut’s Attorney General George Jepsen was among those who testified in support of the measure.

“I think it’s cruel and inhumane to force a terminally ill person soon-to-die to stay alive in pain against their will.” stated Jepsen

Attorney General Jepsen says that when it comes to assisted suicide, anyone opposed simply does not have to do it.

“Choice means choice.” said Jepsen.