An “official” ethics committee charged with coming up with recommendations to the French Goverment about whether to legalize assisted suicide has said, “No” with a majority vote. Of course France’s President Hollande will still try to get an assisted suicide law passed. Let’s hope this recommendation from the Ethics Advisory Committee serves to wake up the French people and their elected lawmakers (http://www.thelocal.fr/20130701/french-ethics-council-rejects-swiss-style-euthanasia).
Vermont (and Oregon and Washington and the Netherlands and Belgium and Luxembourg and Switzerland) really are atypical among the states and countries of the world.
What is wrong with our legislators, and why did the people let this happen? Will we stand for it, letting legislators interpret our silence as agreement and cementing that impression by voting them back into office in Nov 2014; or will we let them know our disapproval now and replace them when we get a chance to vote again?