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DENVER (AP) - A committee in Colorado's Republican-controlled Senate has rejected a right-to-die bill following hours of emotional testimony from
dozens of citizens, many of whom want another option to end their lives on their own terms.
The proposal gets another hearing on Thursday by a panel in the Democrat-controlled House. The legislation has a better chance of advancing there.
The Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee voted 3-2 along party lines late Wednesday to defeat the bill.
Last year, lawmakers from both parties voted against similar legislation, arguing that it facilitates suicide in cases where a diagnosis may be wrong.
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