Cathy Ludlum poses for a photograph at her home in Manchester, Conn. Ludlum, a disabled-rights activist who has spinal muscular atrophy, said she is concerned the state's Public Health Committee has decided to hold the public hearing and worries the issue of doctor-assisted suicide will not go away soon, adding she wants lawmakers to focus more on "giving people a good life than giving people a good death."
Cathy Ludlum poses for a photograph at her home in Manchester, Conn. Ludlum, a disabled-rights activist who has spinal muscular atrophy, said she is concerned the state's Public Health Committee has decided to hold the public hearing and worries the issue of doctor-assisted suicide will not go away soon, adding she wants lawmakers to focus more on "giving people a good life than giving people a good death."
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published Friday, February 8th, 2013
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HARTFORD, Conn. — A push for the legalization of physician-assisted suicide is under way in a half-dozen states where proponents say they see strong support for allowing doctors to prescribe mentally competent, dying individuals with the medications needed to end their own lives.

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