Death with dignity

The ongoing debate surrounding end-of-life legislation has prompted commentator Caleb Daniloff to recall his late father-in-law — the way he lived and the way he died.

Word For Word: Death With Dignity

A controversial bill being considered by a House committee of the Vermont Legislature would enable terminally ill patients to end their lives with the help of a physician.

Death With Dignity

The debate over Physician Assisted Suicide, or Death with Dignity. Once again the legislature is considering a bill to legalize doctors helping patients to die. Steve Zind talks with two doctors—Dr. John Fogarty and Dr. Diana Barnard—who have differing views on the idea.

Supporters want new Legislature to pass assisted suicide law

A group advocating for a so-called death with dignity law is welcoming a report to the Vermont Legislature. The Vermont Legislative Council’s report is based on the experience of Oregon and the Netherlands, which have differing laws that allow versions of assisted suicide or euthanasia.

Assisted suicide bill unlikely to leave committee

Legislative leaders say it’s unlikely that a bill to legalize assisted suicide will pass this year. The chairmen of both the House and Senate Health and Welfare Committees are leery of the legislation. But proponents say the issue deserves attention in the Statehouse.