Vermont Senate Health and Welfare Committee http://wamc.org en 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