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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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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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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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"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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NH committee to work on assisted suicide bill
Thursday, 09/24/09
A New Hampshire House committee is starting work on legislation to legalize assisted suicide for the terminally ill.
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Lawmaker wants NH to legalize assisted suicide
Thursday, 02/26/09
A state lawmaker wants New Hampshire to become the first state to legalize assisted suicide by an act of the Legislature.
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NH lawmaker bringing assisted suicide bill
Friday, 02/20/09
A lawmaker is proposing a bill that would make New Hampshire the third state to allow physician-assisted suicide.
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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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Interview: VMS reviews vote on assisted suicide
Wednesday, 12/03/03
By Mitch Wertlieb
The Vermont Medical Society met in a closed door session Tuesday night, to further discuss a vote among its members from a few weeks ago on the question of physician assisted suicide. Mitch Wertlieb talks with VMS President Dr. James O'Brien about the results of the meeting.
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Interview: Physician-Assisted Suicide
Monday, 11/17/03
By Mitch Wertlieb
The Vermont Medical Society has taken up the controversial issue of physician assisted suicide. VPR's Mitch Wertlieb talks with Steve Larose, communications director of the Vermont Medical Society.
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Interview: Medical Society votes on assisted suicide
Thursday, 11/13/03
By Mitch Wertlieb
The Vermont Medical Society has taken up the controversial issue of physician assisted suicide, but a vote taken by its members on Wednesday produced two resolutions that appear to contradict each other. Mitch Wertlieb talks with Steve Larose, communications director for the Vermont Medical Society, about the results of the vote.
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Lawmakers Face Tough Bill On 'Right To Die'
Thursday, 02/17/11
By Bob Kinzel
Legislation has been introduced at the Statehouse that will allow doctors to prescribe life ending medications to terminally ill patients. Supporters refer to it as "the Death with Dignity" bill, while opponents call it "physician assisted suicide."
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