Death With Dignity

North Country News
1:15 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

Quebec Adopts Right-To-Die Legislation

Quebec National Assembly
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Quebec has adopted a right to-die bill in what is the first legislation of its kind in Canada. The federal Canadian government, however, has said it could challenge its legality.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Sean Philpott: Rage Against The Dying Of The Light

Until last week, most people had never heard of Lisa Bonchek Adams. A devoted wife and mother to three young children, Ms. Adams has been battling end-stage cancer for the last seven years.  This 44-year-old Connecticut woman has chosen to fight her disease tooth and nail, including enrolling in a clinical trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Group Urging Repeal of Vermont’s End of Life Law

Governor Peter Shumlin signs Vermont End of Life Choices law on May 20, 2013
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A group opposed to Vermont’s new End-of-Life-Choices law has begun running ads on local television stations urging its repeal.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Vermont's Smallest Hospital Opts Out of Aid-in-Dying

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Vermont's smallest hospital has become the latest to opt out of the state's new aid-in-dying law, but hospital officials expect to revisit the issue soon.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Vermont Governor Signs First Legislatively Approved Death With Dignity Law

Governor Peter Shumlin signs S-77 End of Life Choices bill
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Supporters, and a few opponents, crowded into the Governor’s Ceremonial office on the second floor of the Vermont statehouse Monday afternoon to witness the signing of the landmark End-of-Life Choices bill into law.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

End of Life Choices Bill Signed by Vermont Governor

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signs End of Life Choices Bill
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Vermont’s Governor signed a bill Monday that will allow Vermont physicians to prescribe lethal doses of medication to terminally ill patients that request it.

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North Country News
11:13 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Vermont Senate Gives Aid-in-Dying Backers a Scare

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The day after the Vermont Senate passed legislation allowing doctors to provide lethal medication to terminally ill patients who request it, legislators gave backers of the bill a scare.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Vermont Senate Compromise Likely on Aid-in-Dying

Vermont Statehouse
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The Vermont Senate is poised to debate a compromise proposal on aid-in-dying legislation that supporters are giving a strong chance of passage.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Vermont House Rejects Referendum on Aid in Dying

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The Vermont House has rejected an attempt to put before voters a referendum on whether to allow doctors to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients who request it.

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North Country News
8:38 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Physician-Assisted Death Bill Moves to Vermont House for Consideration

Vermont Statehouse
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A Death with Dignity, or Physician-Assisted Suicide, bill has moved to the Vermont House for consideration. Among the tasks legislators must determine is which version of the measure to move forward.

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