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Should a terminally ill person be allowed to request a fatal drug?

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We’re all going to die at some point. But should someone have the right to decide when their time us up?

The so-called “End-of-Life Options Act” was one of four bills heard, but not acted upon, by the House Health and Human Services Policy Committee at an emotional informational hearing.

“It’s a chance to give these bills the robust conversation they deserve,” said Rep. Rena Moran (DFL-St. Paul), the committee chair. If any of the bills receive a hearing during the 2020 session, Moran said another “thorough round” of discussion would occur before action is taken.

Heard at the start was a bill related to ending one’s life.


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Should a terminally ill person be allowed to request a fatal drug?
We’re all going to die at some point. But should someone have the right to decide when their time us up? The so-called “End-of-Life Options Act” was one of four bills heard, but not acted upon, Wednesday by the House Health and Human Services Policy Committee at an emotional informational hearing.
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Governor signs special session budget bills into law
One week after a marathon special session that saw lawmakers pass most of the major budget bills needed to fund the state’s government over the next two years, Gov. Tim Walz signed the legislation into law.
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