Aid-in-dying debate returns to Capitol
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The controversial aid-in-dying bill was highlighted Tuesday at the State Capitol.
The group "Compassion & Choices" called on legislators to pass the "Medical Aid in Dying Act" at a press conference featuring personal stories from lawmaker Amy Paulin (D-Westchester), former Assemblywoman Janet Duprey, and those who are either dealing with a terminal illness personally or in their family.
We highlighted the issue last year when Dan Diaz detailed the story of moving to Oregon with his terminally-ill wife so they could take advantage of the state's law. You can watch the interview here.
At a breakfast forum earlier in the day at the Times Union, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Majority Leader Flanagan both expressed pessimism that the bill would pass their chambers.