Posts Categorized: Legislation

Abortion in Vermont

Bill S. 315, An Act Relating to Repealing the Unconstitutional Statutes Relating to Abortion was signed into law today at Planned Parenthood’s headquarters in Burlington. All S. 315 does is remove the old and unenforceable abortion provisions enacted in 1846 from Vermont Statutes. The legislation will have no effect on the current legal status of… Read more »

‘Death with Dignity Act’ finds little support in NH House

CONCORD — The House Thursday soundly rejected legislation that would have allowed a terminally ill patient to seek a lethal prescription from cooperating physicians. Under House Bill 1325, the “Death with Dignity Act,” the patient must have received a prognosis of six months or less to live by two physicians. The vote against the bill was 219-66…. Read more »

Take Action! Ask your Legislators to support the Moratorium!

Ask your legislators at your town meeting to support the Moratorium on Assisted Suicide. VAEH has been quite vocal in this “Legislative Malpractice” and has called for repeal since it was enacted law. Join the fight to protect the lives of the elderly, disabled, sick and weakest amongst us by: Calling your State Senators and… Read more »

VAEH and VCIL call for Assisted Suicide Moratorium

Today (Thursday, February 27th ), the Vermont Alliance for Ethical Healthcare (VAEH) held a joint press conference with the Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL) in the Cedar Creek Room at the State House at 1:00pm, on the subject of Act 39, the law that narrowly passed last spring legalizing assisted suicide. It is widely understood that Act… Read more »

Doctor-Prescribed Suicide Law Is “Fatally Flawed” Vermont Organizations Call for Repeal

Vermont Right to Life will join with the Vermont Alliance for Ethical Healthcare and True Dignity Vermont in calling for the repeal of Act 39, the law that has legalized doctor-prescribed suicide.  Here are some of the reasons why Act 39 must be repealed and how it could be accomplished. Legislation to legalize doctor-prescribed suicide… Read more »

Mom, Dad and Unborn Baby Killed in New Hamphire Car Crash Driver will not face charges for unborn baby’s death

According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, a “Vermont couple killed in a crossover highway accident Saturday were expecting their first child in about a month,” the woman’s boss said Monday. Amanda Murphy, 24, was eight months pregnant and engaged to Jason Timmons, 29. All three died when their SUV was struck by a pickup… Read more »

Watchdog Group Launches Hotline

  True Dignity Vermont has launched an abuse hotline in response to the recently-passed bill that will allow Vermont physicians to prescribe lethal drugs  to terminally ill patients. Individuals who suspect patients of being unduly influenced to request or ingest lethal drugs, or of being given such drugs against their will, can report such concerns… Read more »