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assisted suicide http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1972/all en House begins hearings on ‘right to die’ legislation http://addisonindependent.com/201304house-begins-hearings-%E2%80%98right-die%E2%80%99-legislation <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> WEYBRIDGE &mdash; Leaders in the Vermont House of Representatives are targeting a May 11 adjournment for the 2013 legislative session, leaving them around three weeks to tackle an ambitious agenda that includes a familiar and emotionally charged issue: whether to give terminally ill Vermonters the authority to take their own lives under a bill called &ldquo;End of Life Choices.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/16510">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201304house-begins-hearings-%E2%80%98right-die%E2%80%99-legislation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont assisted suicide Featured Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:03:07 +0000 Addison Independent 16510 at http://addisonindependent.com Shumlin would sign End of Life Choices bill http://addisonindependent.com/201302shumlin-would-sign-end-life-choices-bill <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-15437" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201302shumlin-would-sign-end-life-choices-bill"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/govathope6406.thumbnail.jpg" alt="govathope6406.jpg" title="govathope6406.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> JEANNE MONTROSS, EXECUTIVE director of Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects, walks Gov. Peter Shumlin through the Middlebury organization’s food shelf Monday morning. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Gov. Peter Shumlin on Monday boosted his education reform plans (See story, Page 1A), reiterated his support for a bill that would allow terminally ill Vermonters to end their own lives, and explained why he favors bringing the F-35 fighter jet to Burlington for use by the Vermont National Guard.</p> <p> At a legislative lunch in Bristol and during an interview with the <em>Addison Independent</em>, the issues Shumlin discussed included:</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15438">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201302shumlin-would-sign-end-life-choices-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont assisted suicide governor legislature Shumlin Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:42:34 +0000 Addison Independent 15438 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: Who's helped, who's hurt by proposed 'Death with Dignity' law? http://addisonindependent.com/201302editorial-whos-helped-whos-hurt-proposed-death-dignity-law <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> What seemed striking about the &ldquo;death with dignity&rdquo; debate that filled the State Capitol this past week were the juxtaposed tones from each respective side: compassion to ease the suffering of loved ones was the predominant message of those who supported the legislation; a more strident argument against the moral affront the bill poses dominated the testimony of those opposed.</p> <p> Vermonters rightfully perplexed by complex feelings about this issue might reflect on those countering arguments to draw their own conclusions.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15253">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201302editorial-whos-helped-whos-hurt-proposed-death-dignity-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial assisted suicide Mon, 04 Feb 2013 19:14:08 +0000 Addison Independent 15253 at http://addisonindependent.com