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Letter to the Burlington Free Press: Assisted Suicide Law is Not Working, Should Be Repealed

Somehow we missed this good letter when it appeared in the Burlington Free Press last June. How can anyone say the law is working well when it hasn’t been used at all and when we don’t know where the lethal drugs that were obtained but not ingested are?  Unlike some earlier versions of the bill […]

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Alex Schadenberg’s Response to the Charge that We Who Oppose Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia are Playing on People’s Irrational Fears

The proponents of assisted suicide and euthanasia like to denigrate the concerns of we who are opposed by saying they irrational.  Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia was obviously fed up when he wrote this letter to the Windsor (Ontario) Star.  We feel the same way he does, and we love this letter. <http://www.windsorstar.com/Howling+over+assisted+death/8781467/story.html>http://www.windsorstar.com/Howling+over+assisted+death/8781467/story.html ‘Howling’ over […]

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Kill the bill, not the citizens

This was in yesterday’s Rutland Herald: http://www.rutlandherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130131/OPINION02/701319973/0/SEARCH?template=printart Kill the bill, not the citizens I first encountered “death with dignity,” more appropriately termed physician-assisted suicide, legislation as a high school intern in the Vermont Statehouse and to this day remain strongly opposed to the legislative initiative. I explained to legislators at the time that I have […]

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Doctors’ Beef with Physician Assisted Suicide Stems from Concern for Patients’ Welfare

The author of this letter to the Boston Globe  is a physician who deals with aging patients and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. See her biographical information at the end of the letter.  Read the letter online at http://articles.boston.com/2012-10-05/letters/34253724_1_patients-lethal-dose-lethal-medication. Doctors’ beef with Question 2 stems from fear for patients’ welfare   October 05, […]

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Letter to the Bennington Banner: Support Senator Sears on this issue (Killing Assisted Suicide)

The letter below was published in today’s Bennington Banner. We agree wholeheartedly with its call to support Senator Sears. True Dignity does not, however,  support the letter-writer’s call for a referendum on assisted suicide. That would set off a year of ferocious campaigning on an issue that a May 2011 Gallup’s 2011 Values and Beliefs […]

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Praise for Senator Sears: a Great Letter to the Bennington Banner

Thursday March 22, 2012 http://www.benningtonbanner.com/letters/ci_20227178/letter-sears-did-right-thing Praise for Senator Sears Regarding Governor Shumlin’s comments concerning Senator Sears’ handling of the suicide bill: The governor is quoted as saying, “I’m always baffled by this conversation that it’s suicide.” Why be baffled? The bill itself uses the word “suicide.” I have always thought that if a person takes […]

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Great Letter to the Burlington Free Press: Compassionate care over assisted suicide

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/print/article/20120308/OPINION03/203080306/Letter-Compassionate-care-over-assisted-suicide The Dec. 22 issue of the Milton Independent included “Police Stats,” which had the category “Attempted Suicide.” Four attempts were recorded in 2010 and 18 in 2011, a 78-percent increase. Deputy Health Commissioner Patrick Flood recently revealed that Vermont has the 16th-highest suicide rate in the U.S., 14 suicides per 100,000 population compared to […]

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