HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he hasn't reached a conclusion about legislation before Connecticut lawmakers permitting a physician to prescribe medication to help a dying patient end his or her own life.
The Democrat told reporters Tuesday that he's done "a fair amount of reading, reflecting on some of the statutes that exist in other states and other places." He said the issue is fraught with fears and taboos, both religious and societal.
He said it also raises "very substantial questions about the ability of one to control their own destiny."
Malloy said his mother, a nurse, died while in hospice. He said if she had wanted to end her life, he probably would have supported her decision.
A legislative committee has until April 5 to act on the bill.
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