Vermont Assisted Death

North Country News
7:15 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Vermont Senate to Vote on Assisted Death

Vermont Statehouse
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A key backer of a bill being considered by the Vermont Legislature that would allow doctors to prescribe lethal amounts of medicine for terminally ill patients says there are numerous safeguards in the bill to guard against abuses.

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North Country News
10:15 am
Sat February 2, 2013

Assisted Death Bill Clears Vermont Senate Panel

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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.

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North Country News
8:45 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Vermont Hearings Begin on Assisted Death Bill

Vermont Statehouse
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Former Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin told lawmakers she supports legislation that would allow physicians to help terminally ill patients end their own lives.

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