In an article that seemed heavily focused on the advocates’ presentation of the Assisted Suicide Bill, we had a few lines written for the opposition, including a quote from one of our board members: Edward Alonzo. We need to be constantly ready to explain to others that the law passed by the legislature is one that the majority of Vermonters did not want. A law that was pushed by ideologues who would not listen to their constituents, especially by the Senators from Burlington.
Excerpt from article:
But opponents said the law could be abused and vulnerable people, especially the elderly, could be forced to end their lives.
Some critics of the law attended the bill-signing and promised to seek its repeal.
“‘We need to be more of a caring, compassionate society, not one that says ‘take a pill, go away,'” said Edward Alonzo of Burlington. “People don’t have the best of intentions, always, with their family members,” he said.