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    Vermont Legalizes Assisted Suicide

    Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed a bill into law that has legalized physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients who want to end their lives.

    The governorís signature has made Vermont the fourth US state to legalize assisted suicide, which Shumlin hailed as a victory for the few terminally ill Americans whose suffering surpasses their will to live.
    Story at Russia Today: Vermont legalizes assisted suicide ? RT USA

    This is good news-- a step closer to the humane treatment of those with terminal conditions.

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    Re: Vermont Legalizes Assisted Suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Gehrig View Post
    Story at Russia Today: Vermont legalizes assisted suicide ? RT USA

    This is good news-- a step closer to the humane treatment of those with terminal conditions.
    Wonderful news!
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    Re: Vermont Legalizes Assisted Suicide

    Finally, some sane laws!

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    Re: Vermont Legalizes Assisted Suicide

    Once again a blue state proves they are the pro-death agenda.

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    Re: Vermont Legalizes Assisted Suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Once again a blue state proves they are the pro-death agenda.
    So you would rather someone suffer excruciating pain than to let someone put them out of thier misery?

    Funny that in this respect we treat animals better than we do our own kind.
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    Re: Vermont Legalizes Assisted Suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Once again a blue state proves they are the pro-death agenda.
    Thanks for bringing partisan stupidity to the table right off the bat. I think I speak for everyone when I say we need more of that around here.

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    Re: Vermont Legalizes Assisted Suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Once again a blue state proves they are the pro-death agenda.
    Would the death penalty not also qualify for that honor?

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    Re: Vermont Legalizes Assisted Suicide

    Some would rather see the hospitals and insurance companies rape the Veteran's Administration for untold tens of thousands per patient. We had to fight to remove Dad's tubes according to his will for several days at the Catholic hospital the VA sent him to.

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    Re: Vermont Legalizes Assisted Suicide

    His comment could as easily be taken as a compliment rather than as a criticism.

    This is the epitome of freedom of choice. When I get "the phone call", I hope my state will offer me the same loving kindness to allow me to skip the suffering.


    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    Thanks for bringing partisan stupidity to the table right off the bat. I think I speak for everyone when I say we need more of that around here.

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    Re: Vermont Legalizes Assisted Suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    So you would rather someone suffer excruciating pain than to let someone put them out of thier misery?

    Funny that in this respect we treat animals better than we do our own kind.
    I would not rather they die that way, but pain can usually be managed short of killing someone. Either way, the same argument could be made for the poor--why not euthanize them to put them out of their misery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    Thanks for bringing partisan stupidity to the table right off the bat. I think I speak for everyone when I say we need more of that around here.
    Not stupidity at all, unless you are talking about the pro-euthanasia movement.

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Would the death penalty not also qualify for that honor?
    As would abortion, but with abortion the child has no choice and with euthanasia if someone really wanted to die they could do it without the doctor. Terminal patients I have known would sign just about anything you put in front of them and not even remember it 10 minutes later, so I do not consider them legally competent in the end and I do not trust that some doctors/family members won't lure them into signing.

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