I am writing to bring attention to all Wisconsin residents and ask for support of the compassionate bill that would have allowed terminally ill patients to request life-ending medication.

On June 23, 2017, a medical-aid-in-dying bill, S312, was introduced by State Sen. Fred Risser (D-Madison) and a companion bill, HB216, was introduced by Reps. Sondy Pope (D-Cross Plains) and Dianne Hesselbein (D-Middleton). The bills failed to pass. Sen. Risser has brought this bill to vote nine times since 1994. This law is long overdue – 25 years overdue.

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