Public Hearing Set For Controversial ‘Right To Die’ Legislation
Secular and religious factions are forming over proposed “right to die” legislation making its way through the Senate. A hearing on the proposed bill is slated for Thursday. The proposed legislation would allow terminally ill, mentally sound patients to end their lives with the help of a physician.
The Rhode Island Catholic Conference is a vocal critic of the legislation, saying it violates the sanctity of life.
The public hearing is in front of the Senate Judiciary committee. A companion bill in the House was held for further study.
Oregon, Vermont, and Washington State have already enacted similar legislation.