Next Wednesday, the Vermont legislature is set to debate bills that allow mortally-ill patients to request a lethal drug with the help of a doctor, and administer it to themselves.
The legislation is supported by the new Democratic governor Peter Shumlin.
If they legislation passes, there will be lots rules for taking your own life in Vermont. From Dave Gram's report on the legislation in the Boston Globe:
The legislation would allow doctors to prescribe for patients, who had requested it three times — once in writing — a lethal dose of pills that the patient would then administer to himself or herself.
Vermont Governor Shumlin’s signature makes Vermont the fourth state to allow doctors to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients. Vermont is the first state to pass such a law through the legislative process. Oregon an... Read Post
The Vermont state legislature is about to vote on a law that would allow people to kill themselves. The law is supported by Democratic governor Peter Shumlin. This is therefore another case in which the Democrats are the party of "l... Read Post