Physician Assisted Suicide

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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New England News
8:45 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Assisted Suicide Backers Appeal To Mass. Lawmakers

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Supporters of legislation that would allow terminally ill, mentally competent adults the right to self-administer life-ending drugs are making their case at the Statehouse.

Advocates say they plan to deliver almost 7,000 petitions signed by Massachusetts citizens in favor of the legislation to lawmakers Wednesday.

The legislation would require the terminally ill to fill out a form stating they understand that the drugs they are requesting from their doctors are intended to result in death.

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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
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

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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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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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