Physician-assisted suicide bill has big support in Vermont

03/30/2005 |

A group of Vermont citizens has launched an effort to pass physician-assisted suicide legislation in that state that is similar to Oregon's 7-year-old law. The bill, which did not progress in the State Legislature last year, was reintroduced in February, and a recent Zogby poll of 500 randomly selected Vermont citizens found 78% said they would support a bill to allow terminally ill patients to receive medication from their doctors to hasten death.

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