Supporters want new Legislature to pass assisted suicide law

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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. Both supporters and opponents of a similar law in Vermont asked for the study to clear up questions.

Supporters say they believe the experience in Oregon and the Netherlands bolsters their case. The group plans to advocate for passage of a Death With Dignity law in Vermont this year.

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