Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Vermont: Disability Community Pushes Back Against Pro-Deathers

Here’s some welcome push-back against the prodeathers in Vermont.
Survey results mixed on “end of life” bill
Disability groups oppose “end of life” legislation that would enable patients with terminal illnesses to use prescription drugs to commit suicide. Last month Disability Rights Vermont and the Vermont Center for Independent Living unveiled a survey that was designed to test advocacy messages and determine if Vermonters support or reject “physician assisted suicide.”
At a press conference, both groups stressed that 71 percent of the 400 registered Vermont voters who were polled by Smith Johnson Research agreed with the assertion that “the issue of physician assisted suicide should not be a priority in our Legislature this year.” more

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