Assisted Death http://wamc.org en Conn. Poll Shows Support For Assisted Suicide http://wamc.org/post/conn-poll-shows-support-assisted-suicide <p>A poll indicates there's strong support in Connecticut for legislation that would allow doctors to prescribe medication to help terminally ill patients end their lives.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:23:35 +0000 Jim Levulis 85278 at http://wamc.org Conn. Poll Shows Support For Assisted Suicide Vermont Senate Moves Modified Assisted Death Bill to House http://wamc.org/post/vermont-senate-moves-modified-assisted-death-bill-house <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont Senate has passed a physician-assisted suicide bill and moved it to the House chamber.&nbsp; But the amended bill is substantially different than the original bill presented to lawmakers.<br><br>The Vermont Senate passed the “Patient Choice and Control at End of Life” bill late Thursday. It grants immunity from criminal or civil liability to health care professionals and family members when treating or helping a terminally ill patient who decides to end their own life.</p><p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 23:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 57957 at http://wamc.org Vermont Senate Moves Modified Assisted Death Bill to House Vermont Assisted Death Bill Hits Bumps in Road http://wamc.org/post/vermont-assisted-death-bill-hits-bumps-road <p></p><p></p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 57762 at http://wamc.org Vermont Assisted Death Bill Hits Bumps in Road Backers say Data Show Assisted Death Good Policy http://wamc.org/post/backers-say-data-show-assisted-death-good-policy <p></p><p></p><p>Backers of legislation that would allow Vermont doctors to help terminally ill patients end their own lives say experience in other states shows the policy to be a good one.<br><br>Oregon and Washington have laws on the books allowing what backers call death with dignity and opponents call physician-assisted suicide. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 08:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 56694 at http://wamc.org Backers say Data Show Assisted Death Good Policy