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Chris Healy, Executive Director of the Catholic Public Affairs Conference, addresses Assisted Suicide Legislation being considered in the General Assembly.
Please note that the legislation has passed out of the Public Health Committee and is headed to the House of Representatives 
 

Legislation of Interest 2021 

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Click here to view legislation the Conference is working on during the 2021 session 

 

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Help Stop State Sponsored Suicide

Sign the Petition

   Politicians in Hartford are again considering assisted suicide legislation. The Connecticut General Assembly is considering legalizing a form of suicide in our state commonly referred to as "aid-in-dying" or "physician-assisted suicide". The legislation is  House Bill 6425 "An Act Concerning Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients".   

   We should never allow legislators to establish suicide as a solution to medical issues.  Don’t let the state persuade us that it’s dignified for an ill person to sign their own execution order. Don’t let the state create an environment where ill people will feel they have a “responsibility to die”.

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TAKE ACTION:  

  Go to the website below, read more on the issue and then sign the petition to stop the legalization of assisted suicide in Connecticut

www.ctstopsuicide.org

 

ACTION ALERT

The Public Health Committee has voted legislation detrimental to pro-life Pregnancy Resource Centers in Connecticut out of the Committee

Please help the centers oppose the legislation by emailing your State Representatives and Senators.

  Urge them to Vote "NO" on S.B. 835 "An Act Concerning Deceptive Advertising Practices of Limited Services Pregnancy Centers".

Click on the link below to send them an email. You may edit the pre-written email with your own comments.

    S.B. 835 is based on completely inaccurate and misleading information about pregnancy resource centers in our state and is part of a national campaign to discredit the work that these centers perform. The word "abortion" is the linchpin in determining who is covered by this proposed legislation and who is not.  Proof of this statement can be found in Section 1(7) where "limited services pregnancy center" is defined as centers that do not provide referrals for abortions or emergency contraception. 

 Please oppose S.B. 835 - Help preserve a true choice for women facing an unplanned pregnancy in Connecticut.

TAKE ACTION:  

 Click here to send an email to your legislators.

 

Connecticut Catholic Conference Executive Director, Chris Healy, Releases Statement on Current Congressional Efforts to Eliminate the Hyde Amendment

      December 8, 2020

This statement is in response to Congressional efforts, lead by Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D) and other pro-abortion advocates to eliminate the Hyde amendment. Over the last 44 years, this amendment has prevented federal funds from being used to provide abortions.

Click here to read the statement 

Connecticut Catholic Bishops Release Pastoral Letter entitled "Respect Life Month" 2020 and the 25th Anniversary of "The Gospel of Life"

October 18, 2020

     The Bishops' letter addresses the important role Catholic teaching places on the value of human life in all aspects of our society. It is a call to value life and turn away from the violent aspects of our society that threaten it on a daily basis.

Click here to read the letter