Members of the Public Health Committee in the CT legislature are saying there probably won’t be a vote on the assisted suicide bill this year. If there is no vote, the bill would be dead for this session of the legislature. That is exceedingly good news, and, if true, it leaves Vermont isolated among the New England states. Embarrassment and a determination not to let our legislators get away with this should be the reaction of us here in Vermont.
Those fighting against assisted suicide in CT, however, warn us to remain vigilant. Proponents are already calling the simple fact of there having been hearings a partial victory. They could still try for a vote, and, if they get it, claim a partial victory in bringing it to a vote, even if they lose.
We will be fighting this battle for a long time. We won’t know for sure about CT until Friday.
Here’s a link to the news blog that posted this story: http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/committee_has_no_plans_to_vote_on_aid-in-dying_bill/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter