• Vt. Senate resumes debate of aid-in-dying proposal
    The Associated Press | May 08,2013
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    MONTPELIER — The Vermont Senate is poised to resume debate of a proposal that would allow doctors to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients who request it.

    After nearly three hours of debate late Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Phil Scott broke a 15-15 tie, rejecting a version of Oregon’s death-with-dignity law.

    The tie, and Scott’s tie-breaking vote, mirrored the Senate’s February action, when the chamber passed a version that relieved health professionals and family members of any civil or criminal liability when terminally ill patients used prescribed medications to end their own lives.

    The version passed by the House contained a number of details that are not in the Senate proposal.
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