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Aid in Dying Bill Revived in Vermontby Blaine

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There’s new hope for a bill in Vermont that would grant explicit protection for aid in dying. Hotly debated in the legislature, it was tabled by a Senate committee last month, which appeared would be the end in this year’s session.

Now Seven Days reports the Vermont Senate Health and Welfare Committee approved the Death with Dignity bill’s advancement to the full Senate.  Learn more about the procedural move that appended it to a tanning salon bill from Patient Choices Vermont here.

Patient Choices Vermont leaders are hopeful for a Senate vote later this week and have asked people to voice their support for end-of-life choice in Vermont.

Vermonters are encouraged to make two calls:

1)    Call Lt. Governor Phil Scott and urge him to allow the vote!  802-828-2226.

And,

2)    Call your Senators at 802-828-2228 and ask them to Support the Death with Dignity bill.

Patient Choices Vermont Get Involved here.