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Very Very Good News in the Vermont Elections

Endorsements and donations from Patient Choices, the VT pro-assisted suicide group backed up by the nationwide group Compassion and Choices, do not seem to have paid off in the 2014 VT elections. The most spectacular defeat for a Patient Choices-endorsed legislator was that of Linda Waite-Simpson, about whom we have written several times. Waite-Simpson was […]

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How Legislators Voted on Act 39, Which Made Assisted Suicide Legal in Vermont

True Dignity Vermont cannot endorse candidates in next week’s elections, which will determine, at least in the short term, whether assisted suicide stays legal in  Vermont or is repealed as we hope.  We can, however, provide information, for your discernment.  Here are the names and party affiliations of those who voted for and against assisted […]

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Patient Choices Vermont 2014 Candidate Endorsements

Election Day is upon us, and it should be obvious that the fate of assisted suicide in Vermont is entirely dependent on the choices we make that day. While True Dignity does not endorse candidates, we are providing, for your information and discernment, the list of legislators endorsed by Patient Choices, the organization that successfully […]

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Party Affiliations of Vermont Legislators Voting For and Against Assisted Suicide

By request, we have revised our vote tally on S. 77, the assisted suicide bill that passed and is now known as Act 39, to include the party affiliations of the legislators.  Senate Vote (Passed, 17-13) For (17): 13 Democrats, 1 Republican, 1 Democrat Progressive, 1 Progressive, 1 Progressive Democrat Working Families Party Ashe (Chittenden, […]

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Pharmacist and Legislative Observer: Physician-assisted Suicide Was More Important to Vermont Legislators Than the Wrongful and Tragic Loss of Innocent Human Life

Bob Orleck,  who sent us the article in italics below,  was in the Senate and House for every stage of the debate and knows exactly what happened.  As a pharmacist with detailed knowledge of how the suicide drugs work, Bob is appalled that this law was passed.   A very accurate analysis of what Act […]

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Vermont’s Assisted Suicide Law “Medical Malpractice”: Special Session of the Legislature Needed to Address Its Problems

The article in italics below was written by Edward J. Mahoney, a professor at St. Michael’s College and President of the the Vermont Alliance for Ethical Health Care, and published in the July 5, 2013 edition of Burlington Free Press (http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013307070007).   Please comment supporting his call for a special session of the legislature to address […]

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Dangers of the Assisted Suicide Bill That Governor Shumlin Plans to Sign Today

Below in italics is a letter to the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus written by  Representative Anne Donohue of Northfield, who fought valiantly but without success against the terrible bill Governor Shumlin will sign today.  You can read it online at http://www.timesargus.com/article/20130517/OPINION02/705179982. Not what Vermont needs May 17,2013 Wake up, Dorothy. You’re not in Oregon anymore. The […]

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