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.
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.
A bill that would allow Vermont doctors to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients who request it has cleared its first legislative hurdle.
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.
Recent polling reveals some new information on how Massachusetts voters feel about some of the ballot questions to be decided on election day. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports that many are still divided on the issues…
A statewide survey recently conducted by the Polling institute at Western New England Voters reveals two things. One, a majority of voters appear to support legalizing medical marijuana, and Two, voters are at almost an even split over the so-called “Death with Dignity” question.