This evening (May 13, 2013) the Vermont House of Representatives passed the worst assisted suicide bill ever by a vote of 75 to 65 making it the third US state to legalize assisted suicide.
Bill S-77 is expected to be signed into law by Governor Peter Shumlim, a long-time assisted suicide campaigner.
Bill S-77 started out as an "Oregon Style" assisted suicide bill with the typical false safeguards. S-77 experienced a bumpy road in the Vermont Senate and was amended, making it a very confusing bill.
The original version of S-77 was then introduced into the Vermont House where it passed.
Since there were two versions of S-77, the original version went back to the Senate where, once again, it experienced a bumpy road. A compromise was then struck creating the current version of S-77, which is the worst assisted suicide bill ever. The compromise bill passed by a vote of 17 to 13.
Thank you to all of the caring people who worked hard to protect Vermont citizens from assisted suicide.
For more information go to the following links:
* Vermont assisted suicide bill is a "bait and switch."
* Vermont assisted suicide bill lacks oversight, is not safe.
* Vermont assisted suicide bill allows a Third Party to speak for an Elder or Disabled Person.
* Vermont assisted suicide bill like a Trojan Horse.