Aging America Assisted Suicide

February 8, 2013 - 4:31 PM
Cathy Ludlum poses for a photograph at her home in Manchester, Conn. on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Ludlum, a disabled-rights activist who has spinal muscular atrophy, said she is concerned the state's Public Health Committee has decided to hold the public hearing and worries the issue of doctor-assisted suicide will not go away soon, adding she wants lawmakers to focus more on "giving people a good life than giving people a good death." (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)