Vermont House to Vote Soon on Bill Legalizing Assisted Suicide

State   |   Mary Beerworth   |   Apr 24, 2013   |   5:43PM   |   Montpelier, VT

It is vitally important that Vermonters call their State Representatives over the weekend and urge them to oppose Oregon-style doctor-prescribed suicide.

Please encourage your legislator(s) to find out more before casting their vote on such an important matter. If you have already called, please call again or help find others in your district to call! For more information on assisted-suicide, check out, or

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Where Are We Now With S.77?

Things are happening very quickly at the State House in Montpelier on S.77 or the doctor-prescribed suicide legislation. As anticipated, the House Human Services Committee restored the Oregon-Style language that had been stripped out by the Senate earlier in the session and replaced with “compromise” language.

The new, 22-page bill, which mirrors the State-sanctioned, Oregon-Model, was voted out of the Human Services Committee by a vote of 7-4 and immediately sent to the House Judiciary Committee for further review. Both Committees have a majority of legislators who are well-known to be promoters of assisted-suicide and while testimony is being presented by opponents of an Oregon law, passage is expected.

We believe that S.77 will be voted out of Judiciary by the end of this week and sent to the floor of the House of Representatives by early next week – possibly as soon as Tuesday, April 30th or Wednesday, May1st). You will also receive a phone call and/or an email when the time is right for calls to flood in to the State House during the actual voting process.



Below are links to two accurate news accounts of what has unfolded in the State House over the past few days:

Vermont Digger:

Burlington Free Press:

LifeNews Note: Mary Beerworth is the director of Vermont Right to Life.