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 »
Posts Categorized: Legislation
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 »
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 »
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 Here are some of the reasons why Act 39 must be repealed and how it could be accomplished.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 »
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 »
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 »
Questions and Answers about Doctor-Prescribed Suicide
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Three Vermont couples who believe that, “killing is not compassion, and our end-of-life choices should respect the dignity of all Vermont citizens,” have come together to form True Dignity Vermont to oppose efforts to legalize assisted suicide in Vermont. Click here to visit their website.