Bill sponsor tables right-to-die legislation

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A proposal to legalize a terminally ill patient’s right to die has stalled in the legislature. 

House Bill 90, known as the “Elizabeth Whitefield End-Of-Life Options Act,” would have allowed doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs to adults with six months or less to live. 

It’s an idea that’s faced concerns over the years about the moral implications, as well as whether kids might get their hands on lethal medications. 

This year’s version included more safeguards and was gaining traction, but sponsor Rep. Deborah Armstrong says it was still falling short of the necessary votes. She’s tabling the bill for now and working on gathering support to bring it back next year. 

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