Archive for the ‘Conflict of Interest’ Category

Satirical short film on assisted suicide hits home

“The Mother Situation” https://goo.gl/7TFAuW is a darkly satirical, award winning, 7-minute film which illustrates the potential for abuse when assisted suicide is made legal. There is no question it could happen here in Vermont, where there are no requirements for oversight when prescriptions for suicide drugs are requested and filled.  When a person dies after […]

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The Horrifying Medical Culture into Which the Vermont Legislature Has Injected Assisted Suicide

Over its years of fighting assisted suicide, True Dignity has become acutely aware that medical care of people with disabilities is fraught with discrimination: there is a dangerous assumption, on the part of able- bodied people with power, that certain types of life are not worth living and should be brought to a quick end.  […]

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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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More Wonderful News, and a Double Embarrassment for Vermont

It looks as if Connecticut’s  assisted suicide bill will die in committee just as the bills in New Hampshire and Massachusetts did.  Wonderful!  Again Vermont appears as a weird outlier. http://www.myrecordjournal.com/southington/southingtonnews/3970397-129/legislators-vote-unlikely-this-year-on-assisted-suicide-bill.html?fb_action_ids=10202892226642831&fb_action_types=og.comments&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=[621250624616733]&action_type_map=[%22og.comments%22]&action_ref_map=[]. By the way, the Vermont representative who testified in favor of the Connecticut bill was Linda Waite-Simpson.   Simpson, a member of the Vermont House […]

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