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Boston Globe Editorial Opposing Legalizaton of Assisted Suicide in Massachusetts: A yes vote would not serve the larger interests of the state.

Read this editorial online at http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2012/11/01/election-endorsement-question/qAAp21DlC6mkoGYPjA9J6M/story.html. Here it is: End-of-life discussions, care should come before Question 2 November 02, 2012 Massachusetts, like most of the United States, has been in a woeful state of denial about the way its medical system handles the end of life. Too often, doctors shy away from frank discussions with […]

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Bay State Banner Opposes Legalization of Assisted Suicide, Urges Massachusetts Citizens to Vote No on Question 2

The Bay State Banner, a generally liberal Boston newspaper, today published the following editorial opposing the legalization of assisted suicide. We have also included a supportive comment by Second Thoughts, the disablitly rights group that has been one of the chief voices fighting this dangerous Massachusetts initiative, which will be a ballot question on election […]

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An Factual Article and a Burlington Free Press Editorial on the Defeat of Assisted Suicide in the Vermont Senate

We just got the new issue of the Patients Rights Council newsletter, with an excellent article about the defeat of the 10th attempt to legalize assisted suicide in our state. The Patients Rights Council article contains excerpts from the Burlington Free Press’s April 13 editorial praising the defeat of assisted suicide on the grounds that […]

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Another Vermont Newspaper, the Orleans County Record, Comes Out against Assisted Suicide

The editorial in italics below appeared in the Orleans County Record on January 7, 2012.  Here’s the link:http://orleanscountyrecord.com/main.asp?SectionID=8&SubSectionID=33&ArticleID=18291&TM=79119.19. Keep Door Closed With the regularity of a metronome, Sen. Ginny Lyons, D-Chittenden opens each new legislative session riding her hobby horse, a bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide. We oppose the notion on practical grounds. We see […]

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Montpelier’s Newspaper, The Bridge, Opposes Legalizing Assisted Suicide

In its December 15 edition, The Bridge published an editorial opposing taking up assisted suicide in the 2012 legislative session. The editorial calls instead for legislative priority to be given to “measures that will support people at the end of their lives”. It laments the sad fact that many dying Vermonters lack “adequate food, housing, […]

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