Below in italics is a widely publicized AP News piece that True Dignity found at http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/usatoday/article/38786155?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Frontpage|s.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 1:31 PM EST
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – A top official with the Vermont Medical Society says the doctors’ group opposes a bill to allow doctors help terminally ill patients end their own lives.
Paul Harrington, the group’s executive director, says a bill being considered by a Senate committee would inject an unneeded legalistic process into a discussion best left to a patient and doctor.
Harrington’s testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday came on the first of 2 days that committee chairman Sen. Richard Sears says will be devoted to the issue.
Sears opposes the measure and says he’s taking it up at the request of some constituents and Gov. Peter Shumlin, who supports it.
Sears says it’s far from certain the bill will come before the full Senate for a vote this year.