The Vermont House recently passed H. 105, an act requiring the Commissioner of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living, part of the VT Department of Human Services, to provide quarterly information on the number of adult abuse reports received by the department, the number actually investigated, the number declared unsubstianted after an investigation, and the reasons why … [Read more...] about How Could VT Lawmakers, Knowing the State’s Terrible Abuse Response Record, Consider Enacting Assisted Suicide, the Perfect Cover for Abusers?
The article linked and underlined below is based on interviews with one of our board members and with a board member of Vermont's pro-assisted suicide group. Please post your comments opposing assisted suicide as soon as possible, both on the Bennington Banner site and on our Facebook page. Also please share this article and ask your friends who oppose assisted suicide for … [Read more...] about Comments Needed on Bennington Banner Article
True Dignity is quite happy with the version of S. 77 that passed the Senate this afternoon. News reports to the contrary, the bill is not in any way an assisted suicide bill. It replaces the original 22 page bill with a very short one. It specifically does not exempt a doctor who intentionally helps a patient commit suicide from civil penalties or criminal prosecution. … [Read more...] about A Good Day in Vermont for Opponents of Assisted Suicide
Did you know that if f S. 77 becomes law in Vermont, anyone of us could find out only afterwards that a beloved relative or friend had committed suicide with assistance from a doctor? S. 77 instructs doctors to recommend that a patient requesting assisted suicide tell family and friends, but it does not require that the patient follow the recommendation. As bad as finding … [Read more...] about Under S. 77 a Doctor Can Assist Your Beloved Relative or Friend to Commit Suicide without Informing You
Yesterday’s testimony before the Health and Welfare and Judiciary Committees ended with Margaret Battin, a philosopher from the University of Utah who concluded in a 2007 study that “vulnerable groups” had not been harmed by the Oregon law or by the legality of assisted suicide and euthanasia in the Netherlands. The assisted suicide lobby has been touting that study ever since … [Read more...] about The Article Margaret Battin Admitted in Yesterday’s Testimony Had Challenged Her Study’s Findings That No Groups in Oregon Are Particularly Vulnerable to Being Coerced into Assisted Suicide