Sunday, February 20, 2011

Full Press For Assisted Suicide In Vermont

The pro-deathers are going full-tilt in Vermont. Be afraid, be very afraid.
'Death with dignity' debate likely to be emotional
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Hans Penner isn't ready to die just yet. The retired Dartmouth College religion professor has another book he wants to finish writing first. But, with the diagnosis of stage 4 inoperable lung cancer he got last fall, Penner knows it's coming. He just wants to be in control when it does.
"If I have the freedom to decide how I want to die, that is a very comforting thing," said Penner, a 77-year-old resident of Wake Robin, a retirement, assisted living and skilled nursing facility in Shelburne.
Dr. Joseph Nasca, a Milton pediatrician who's not involved in Penner's treatment, says he'd want no part of helping anyone die. more

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