Sunday, December 9, 2012
Vermont Governonr 'Confident' Assisted Suicide Will Pass Next Year
Referring to assisted suicide as “death with dignity,” Shumlin laid out his agenda for 2013 in a press conference last week.
“I’m confident that regardless of who leads the various bodies in the legislature, that we can pass decriminalization of marijuana, death with dignity, and the [unionization] bill for childcare workers,” the governor said. “We’re going to get them done.”
But the Democratic governor will face strong resistance, even from within his own party.
Senate president John Campbell, also a Democrat, has consistently opposed so-called “death with dignity” legislation. He said last week that he has not changed his position on the issue and doubts whether it has enough support to pass the state legislature.
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Vermont Governor Confident Assisted Suicide Will Pass Next Year