An organization that promotes the right to die is asking 130,000 Vermonters for money. The Denver-based group End of Life Choices says its Vermont advisory committee includes former governors, a former lieutenant governor and a judge. The group was formerly known as the Hemlock Society.
The Vermont Medical Society is debating the issue today at a meeting in Woodstock. Dozens of legislators have sponsored a bill that would permit physician-assisted suicide. The bill is modeled after similar legislation in Oregon.