Vermont Senate Health and Welfare Committee

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

Assisted Death Bill Clears Vermont Senate Panel

Credit Rama/Public Domain/Wikimedia

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.

Read more