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Friday, March 28, 2014

5 PM TODAY -- Connecticut Assisted Suicide Bill was Defeated Once Again

Thanks to the assistance and coordination of NCBC Ethicist and Director of Public Policy, Dr. Marie Hilliard, the testimony of Law Professor and friend of the NCBC, Steve Mikochik, and the tireless effort of the Connecticut Catholic Conference and the Family Institute of Connecticut, the once-again proposed Connecticut Assisted Suicide Bill was defeated this year. The Connecticut Public Health Committee did not be meet today and, therefore, the existing deadline for voting on the Assisted Suicide Bill was missed. The bill was dropped at exactly 5 P.M. today.

In a manner mirroring those NCBC efforts that helped defeat the bill last year, Dr. Hilliard worked with Steve Mikochick in her role as a board member of the National Catholic Partnership on Disability. Dr. Hilliard coordinated and assisted with the testimony that Mr. Mikochik presented in opposition to the bill.

Thank you for all of your hard work, Dr. Hilliard! Congratulations!

Dr. Marie Hilliard

Good news for a happy Friday.

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