A group of church and community leaders hand delivered a petition opposing physician-assisted suicide to Governor David Ige on Wednesday. More than 18,000 people across Hawaii signed the petition.

"We are very concerned that a lot of the concerns that were brought up by the medical community.. the disabled rights community they were not taken into consideration," President of Hawaii Family Forum, Eva Andrade said. "This is a chance for thousands to have their voices heard."

 A senate committee had prohibited petitions from being part of the testimony, which is why it was not presented until now. 

On Thursday, Governor Ige is expected to sign House Bill 27-93, better known as the "Our Care, Our Choice Act," allowing terminally patients to end their lives on their own terms.