Vt. Senate to vote on assisted death Tuesday

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Senate is gearing up for a vote on legislation that supporters call “end-of-life choices” and critics call “physician-assisted suicide.”
The Senate is set to vote Tuesday whether to follow a recommendation of the Senate Judiciary Committee to reject the measure.
The Judiciary Committee on Friday came out against the legislation a week after the Health and Welfare Committee voted unanimously to support it.
If the measure clears the Senate, it still would need action in the Vermont House. Both the House leadership and Gov. Peter Shumlin have expressed support for the bill.

One Response to Vt. Senate to vote on assisted death Tuesday

  1. I am definitely in support of this bill receiving approval, at least to permit serious debate and consideration.  Vermont has frequently been a leader in social and cultural issues.  I sincerely hope this issue is afforded the same opportunity.

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