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End Of Life Debate Decided By Handful Of Senators
Tuesday, 02/12/13
By Bob Kinzel
The Vermont Senate voted Tuesday afternoon to advance legislation that allows terminally ill patients to end their lives with prescription drugs. A number of senators who were undecided on the issue made up their minds to support it over the weekend.
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Senate Gives Preliminary Approval To End Of Life Bill
Tuesday, 02/12/13
State senators gave preliminary support today to a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to end their lives with a prescription drug.
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Full Senate To Take Up End-of-Life Debate
Tuesday, 02/12/13
By Kirk Carapezza
The Vermont Senate Tuesday turns to end-of-life choices. As state senators debate a bill that would give patients with less than six months to live the choice to end their lives with doctor-prescribed drugs, Vermont has emerged as a key battleground in the national debate over the issue.
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Analysis: Pertussis Prompts Review Of Immunization Exemption Law
Saturday, 02/09/13
By Peter Biello
Lawmakers are reconsidering the philosophical and religious exemption to the childhood immunization law in the face of a rise in pertussis (whooping cough) cases. They're also set to discuss the contentious end-of-life bill next week. VPR's Bob Kinzel talks with Peter Biello about the week in legislative news.
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The End-of-Life Rights Debate
Friday, 02/01/13
By Jane Lindholm
We hear the debate over end-of-life rights after a week of hearings at the State House, VPR's John Dillon provides analysis on wind power issues and we listen back to the voices in the week's news.
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Hearings Begin On Assisted Death Bill
Tuesday, 01/29/13
Witnesses ranging from former Gov. Madeleine Kunin to Vermont's current health commissioner, Dr. Harry Chen, are scheduled to testify to a state Senate committee about legislation that would allow physicians to help terminally ill patients end their own lives.
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Vt. Senate Fails To Pass Bill Dealing With End-Of-Life
Thursday, 04/12/12
By John Dillon
The Vermont Senate has rejected legislation that would allow terminally ill people to get a physician's help in ending their own lives.
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Death With Dignity Bill Takes Surprising Turn In Senate
Tuesday, 04/10/12
By Bob Kinzel
In a surprise and controversial move, the Senate Health and Welfare committee has voted in favor of the so called Death with Dignity bill. But the bill still faces many procedural hurdles before making it to the Senate floor for debate.
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Death With Dignity Bill May Not Go To Full Senate
Friday, 03/16/12
By Samantha Fields
One of the most contentious bills at the Statehouse right now would allow terminally ill patients to get medication from a doctor to end their lives, but it may not make it to the full Senate floor.
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Debate Begins On 'Death With Dignity' Bill
Tuesday, 03/13/12
By John Dillon
The Senate Judiciary Committee is considering a bill that would allow patients to get medication to end their lives. The so-called "death with dignity" bill has been controversial in the Statehouse, and its prospects for passage remain uncertain.
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Senate Democrats Wrangle Over Death With Dignity Bill
Monday, 01/23/12
By John Dillon
A bill that would allow terminally ill patients to get medication to end their own lives faces an uncertain prospect in the Vermont Senate. Two key Democrats are opposed to the measure, and they say lawmakers have more important priorities.
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Family Says Mallary Followed Convictions On Death With Dignity
Wednesday, 01/04/12
By John Dillon
Former House Speaker Richard Mallary was well known as a politician who stuck to his convictions. Mallary was a strong supporter of "death with dignity" legislation. In the past year, he also suffered from incurable cancer. Mallary's family says he followed his convictions on this issue when he took his own life last fall.
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"Death With Dignity" Legislation Raises Renewed Debate
Tuesday, 03/08/11
By Samantha Fields
Vermont is once again facing a debate over whether terminally ill patients should have the right to end their own lives with help from a doctor.  Supporters of legislation being considered in the House call it "Death with Dignity", while opponents call it "physician-assisted suicide."
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Doctors' Role In Decisions On Dying
Tuesday, 03/08/11
Supporters call it "Death With Dignity" and opponents call it "Physician-Assisted Suicide." For both sides, the debate over whether physicians should be able to help people die is emotional and contentious.
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Supporters want new Legislature to pass assisted suicide law
Friday, 12/03/04
A group advocating for a so-called death with dignity law is welcoming a report to the Vermont Legislature. The Vermont Legislative Council's report is based on the experience of Oregon and the Netherlands, which have differing laws that allow versions of assisted suicide or euthanasia.
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Assisted suicide bill unlikely to leave committee
Wednesday, 12/31/03
By John Dillon
Legislative leaders say it's unlikely that a bill to legalize assisted suicide will pass this year. The chairmen of both the House and Senate Health and Welfare Committees are leery of the legislation. But proponents say the issue deserves attention in the Statehouse.
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Closed discussion begins on physician-assisted suicide
Thursday, 09/04/03
By Steve Zind
The Vermont Medical Society is beginning a series of forums this week to give doctors a chance to discuss physician assisted suicide. This fall, the society will consider changes to its current policy on assisted suicide legislation. Lawmakers plan to consider a Death with Dignity bill when they convene in January.
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Physicians poll shows conflict on assisted suicide
Wednesday, 11/12/03
By John Dillon
The Vermont Medical Society released a vote on Wednesday indicating that most of the state's medical doctors oppose new laws for or against physician-assisted suicide. Still, advocates of assisted suicide had success with a separate resolution that calls for neutrality and allows doctors to lobby for legislation.
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Commentaries
Death with Dignity
Monday, 03/07/05
By Edith Hunter
Commentator Edith Hunter has been thinking a lot lately about end-of-life issues.
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Switchboard
Death With Dignity
Thursday, 04/14/05
By Steve Zind
The debate over Physician Assisted Suicide, or Death with Dignity. Once again the legislature is considering a bill to legalize doctors helping patients to die. Steve Zind talks with two doctors—Dr. John Fogarty and Dr. Diana Barnard—who have differing views on the idea.
Commentaries
Death with dignity
Tuesday, 03/13/07
By Caleb Daniloff
The ongoing debate surrounding end-of-life legislation has prompted commentator Caleb Daniloff to recall his late father-in-law -- the way he lived and the way he died.
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Commentaries
Kunin: Death With Dignity
Thursday, 07/23/09
By Madeleine M. Kunin
Recent headlines have reminded commentator Madeleine Kunin that many end-of-life issues remain unresolved - and problematic.
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"Death with Dignity" Bill Divides Disabled Community
Thursday, 04/14/05
By Bob Kinzel
Vermont's disabled community is strongly divided over what is known as the "Death with Dignity" bill.
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Word For Word: Death With Dignity
Monday, 04/18/05
A controversial bill being considered by a House committee of the Vermont Legislature would enable terminally ill patients to end their lives with the help of a physician.
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Interview: Dr. Diana Barnard, Death With Dignity Act
Thursday, 01/19/06
By Mitch Wertlieb
Legislators are looking at the proposed Death With Dignity Act. Dr. Diana Barnard is a practicing physician in Middlebury who hopes they vote yes.'
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