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     Boldly displayed on a dry-erase board in Room 46 at the Vermont Statehouse, the meeting room for the House Human Services Committee, is a short list of principles the Committee has established to guide them as they consider legislation that affects Vermonters. The very first goal listed is: “Ensuring that vulnerable (Vermonters) are safe […]

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Shameful Deception! Petition Lists Signers of Online Sympathy Card as Supporters of Assisted Suicide

Many people who oppose assisted suicide have been surprised and dismayed to find their names on a petition that will be used in lobbying for its legalization.  These people tried to reach out to Brittany Maynard during the publicity filled month before her suicide. Compassion and Choices, the group behind the relentless push for assisted […]

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The Slippery Slope from Michael Landon to Brittany Maynard

Think there isn’t a slippery slope? We are in the first stages of a cultural move toward acceptance of euthanasia, driven by the slick PR efforts of Compassion and Choices and others of their ilk. This piece by Wesley Smith on First Things deftly summarizes how attitudes have changed in just 20 years: http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2014/10/of-michael-landon-and-brittany-maynard

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Thirty-Two Year Old Terminally Ill Cancer Patient, Once Suicidal Himself, Dedicates His Last Days to Suicide Prevention

On the heels of seemingly relentless media hype over a propaganda piece circulating from the pro-assisted-suicide group Compassion and Choices (formerly the Hemlock Society), USA Today has published a story about the rise in suicides in the United States and the appalling lack of a unified effort to stop it. We objected strongly to the […]

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Assisted Suicide Cannot Promise Brittany Maynard a Good Death

Did you know that many assisted suicides experience complications? Assisted suicide is wrongly marketed to the public as a flawless, peaceful escape from suffering. It can be a painful and scary death. It can include gasping, muscle spasms, nausea, vomiting, panic, confusion, failure to produce unconsciousness, waking from unconsciousness and a failure to cause death. […]

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Why promote physician-assisted suicide?

This is a great article and please leave comments on the original free press article! Reposted from the Burlington Free press The aphorism, “He who pays the piper calls the tune” is especially true in politics, as well as in the not-for-profit world. Currently, the Vermont Ethics Network (VEN) has a traveling road show, despite […]

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Letter to Doctors, Actually Saying What We Knew All the Time: Assisted Suicide in Vermont Was and Is the Project of Forces From Outside the State

A Vermont doctor who fought hard against the legalization of assisted suicide gave us the letter linked here:  pas website c and c letter to drs.  He received it from an apparently new organization calling itself Compassion and Choices Vermont.  Its website, linked in the letter, is not yet up and running. According to Wikipedia, […]

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