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Talk to your senators during Town Meeting

Your Senators need to hear from you during town meeting week. Thanks in part to you, the Senate voted last week to postpone a vote on a bill related to Act 39, the law that legalized doctor-prescribed suicide, until Wednesday, March 11th. Your Senators are home all of this week for Town Meeting Day and […]

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A Deep and Tragic Irony: In VT Lawmakers Praise Suicide Prevention Efforts While Legally Enabling Suicide

The following resolution praising the state’s suicide prevention workers was presented today in the VT House: http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2016/Docs/RESOLUTN/HCR039/HCR039%20As%20Introduced.pdf. Among the choice quotes: “…suicide is a public health issue that affects individuals and families of all ages, socio–economic strata, ethnicities, and cultures…” True Dignity could not agree more.  We have been saying exactly this for years.  According to […]

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Time to Take a 2nd Look at Vermont’s Assisted Suicide Law? Time to Repeal It!

Well the people who got the dangerous Vermont assisted suicide law through the legislature in 2013 have now decided it needs to be made “safer”, meaning more like the Oregon and Washington laws.  An AP article to which we won’t link has appeared in several newspapers this morning. This time we at True Dignity agree […]

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Burlington Free Press Article: Comments Urgently Needed

Here’s a link to the BFP news story about the effort by Vermont Alliance for Ethical Health Care to repeal Vermont’s assisted suicide law (http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20130819/NEWS03/308190033/vt-Buzz-Ad-calls-repeal-end-life-law).  Comments in opposition to the law are urgently needed, especially from medical professionals and lawmakers.  It is disappointing, and, frankly, very disheartening that Claire Ayer can say she has heard […]

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