A judge ultimately dismissed the suit, saying it was a matter for the legislature to decide.
The 1969 Connecticut law states that a person who ‘‘intentionally causes or aids another person, other than by force, duress or deception, to commit suicide’’ is guilty of second-degree manslaughter.
Blick said not all dying patients will want the ability to take their own life, but he said they should be given the choice.
‘‘This is not for everybody. We do realize there are people that do not believe in this for religious beliefs, and I respect that. There are no issues over that,’’ he said. ‘‘But there are those subsets of people that do not want to go through the suffering that they have to go through.’’