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How Could VT Lawmakers, Knowing the State’s Terrible Abuse Response Record, Consider Enacting Assisted Suicide, the Perfect Cover for Abusers?

The Vermont House recently passed H. 105, an act requiring the Commissioner of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living, part of the VT Department of Human Services, to provide quarterly information on the number of adult abuse reports received by the department, the number actually investigated, the number declared unsubstianted after an investigation, and the reasons […]

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Comments Needed on Bennington Banner Article

The article linked and underlined below is based on interviews with one of our board members and with a board member of Vermont’s  pro-assisted suicide group.  Please post your comments opposing assisted suicide as soon as possible, both on the Bennington Banner site and on our Facebook page.  Also please share this article and ask your […]

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A Good Day in Vermont for Opponents of Assisted Suicide

True Dignity is quite happy with the version of S. 77 that passed the Senate this afternoon. News reports to the contrary, the bill is not in any way an assisted suicide bill.  It replaces the original 22 page bill with a very short one.  It specifically does not exempt a doctor who intentionally helps […]

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Under S. 77 a Doctor Can Assist Your Beloved Relative or Friend to Commit Suicide without Informing You

Did you know that if f S. 77 becomes law in Vermont, anyone of us could find out only afterwards that a beloved relative or friend had committed suicide with assistance from a doctor?   S. 77 instructs doctors to recommend that a patient requesting assisted suicide tell family and friends, but it does not require […]

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The Article Margaret Battin Admitted in Yesterday’s Testimony Had Challenged Her Study’s Findings That No Groups in Oregon Are Particularly Vulnerable to Being Coerced into Assisted Suicide

Yesterday’s testimony before the Health and Welfare and Judiciary Committees ended with Margaret Battin, a philosopher from the University of Utah who concluded in a 2007 study that “vulnerable groups” had not been harmed by the Oregon law or by the legality of assisted suicide and euthanasia in the Netherlands.  The assisted suicide lobby has […]

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Steven Drake of the disability rights group Not Dead Yet has written two great articles reacting to the news of 45 year old deaf twins who were “voluntarily” euthananized in Belgium because they were going blind.  The men were not terminally ill, yet they met the Belgian legal criteria for euthanasia because of  the “grave […]

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Hospice Does Not Equal Good Pain Relief (And Other Thoughts)

On Friday, January 11, 2013, the New York Times ran a wonderful story about a nurse who spent the last weeks of her life teaching student nurses about dying, answering their questions and letting them both observe and care for her until nine days before she died of pancreatic cancer.  The article, which can be […]

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