At the same time we were fighting to defeat assisted suicide in the Vermont State Senate last week, The New York Times was running a series of debate articles on the issue. In the New York Times Opinion Pages titled, Room for Debate, there were several articles published under the topic "Why Do Americans Balk at Euthanasia Laws?" The articles were published … [Read more...] about New York Times Opinion Articles on Assisted Suicide
Yesterday, defenders of life won a huge victory in the Vermont State Senate. As we previously reported, Senators voted handily to reject efforts to attach assisted suicide to a piece of legislation regulating tanning beds. For the second time this year, supporters of assisted suicide have failed to convince Vermont Senators to support their legislation. Proponents … [Read more...] about Death of Assisted Suicide Legislation Leaves Proponents Reeling
The Amendment to legalize assisted suicide that was attached to H157, the tanning bed bill, was ruled non germane in the Senate. This means that it was inappropriate because it did not relate in any way to the original legislation about tanning beds. For a non germane amendment to be considered, it must obtain a 3/4 vote in the Senate. Proponents of assisted suicide failed … [Read more...] about Amendment to Legalize Assisted Suicide Killed In Senate!
H157 is on the Vermont State Senate schedule today for debate/vote. H157 is the bill regulating tanning beds to which language legalizing assisted suicide has been attached. While we do not know exactly what time discussion/vote on H157 will occur, it will be sometime after the Senate convenes at 1:30 PM. If H157 comes to a vote, it should be close. Please continue to … [Read more...] about Assisted Suicide Language Will See Senate Showdown Today
Proponents of assisted suicide are using a sneaky backdoor tactic to force a full Senate vote on assisted suicide! As you likely recall, the assisted suicide legislation, S103, had a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee in February, but proponents failed to pursuade the members of the Judiciary Committee to pass it out of committee. Sen. Dick Sears, chair of the Senate … [Read more...] about Urgent Alert! Assisted Suicide Vote