Vermont Assisted Death http://wamc.org en Vermont Senate to Vote on Assisted Death http://wamc.org/post/vermont-senate-vote-assisted-death <p></p><p></p><p>A key backer of a bill being considered by the Vermont Legislature that would allow doctors to prescribe lethal amounts of medicine for terminally ill patients says there are numerous safeguards in the bill to guard against abuses. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 57674 at http://wamc.org Vermont Senate to Vote on Assisted Death Assisted Death Bill Clears Vermont Senate Panel http://wamc.org/post/assisted-death-bill-clears-vermont-senate-panel <p></p><p></p><p>A bill that would allow Vermont doctors to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients who request it has cleared its first legislative hurdle.<br><br>The Senate Health and Welfare Committee voted 5-0 on Friday to approve the legislation, dubbed "end-of-life choices" or “death with dignity” by supporters and "physician-assisted suicide" by opponents. Sat, 02 Feb 2013 15:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 57048 at http://wamc.org Assisted Death Bill Clears Vermont Senate Panel Vermont Hearings Begin on Assisted Death Bill http://wamc.org/post/vermont-hearings-begin-assisted-death-bill <p></p><p></p><p>Former Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin told lawmakers she supports legislation that would allow physicians to help terminally ill patients end their own lives. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 01:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 56767 at http://wamc.org Vermont Hearings Begin on Assisted Death Bill