Assisted Death

New England News
3:23 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Conn. Poll Shows Support For Assisted Suicide

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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.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Vermont Senate Moves Modified Assisted Death Bill to House

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The Vermont Senate has passed a physician-assisted suicide bill and moved it to the House chamber.  But the amended bill is substantially different than the original bill presented to lawmakers.

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.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Vermont Assisted Death Bill Hits Bumps in Road

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A bill that would allow doctors to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients could be heading for trouble as the Vermont Senate prepares to debate it.

The Senate on Tuesday rejected a Judiciary Committee recommendation that the bill be defeated. But as the bill came up for preliminary passage Wednesday, there were efforts to introduce big changes or delay action.

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North Country News
3:45 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Backers say Data Show Assisted Death Good Policy

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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.

Oregon and Washington have laws on the books allowing what backers call death with dignity and opponents call physician-assisted suicide.

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