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This Week in the Movement

Newspapers B&W (4)Throughout the week, we keep people up-to-date with information about the Death with Dignity movement and other topics related to end-of-life care through Facebook and Twitter. Below are highlights from this week.

Assisted death in the US:

  • Vermonters continue to voice their frustration with two of their elected officials who aren't allowing the proposed Death with Dignity bill to go to the full Senate for a vote.
  • In an unfortunate turn of events, the Georgia Senate passed a bill to ban assisted suicide. A similar bill was passed by the state House of Representatives earlier in the month. Because of some changes made by the Senate Committee, the bill heads back to the House for approval before heading to the Governor for consideration.

International developments in the assisted dying movement:

Discussions about death, dying, and grieving:

Posted on March 30, 2012 in In the News, New England, Vermont

Comments

  • Posted by Malcolm McDonald on Tuesday, April 03 at 08:02 a.m.

    I live in Minnesota and would like to learn about starting a discussion with my legislator regarding this topic. We have a few forward thinking people in Minnesota and we might be able to get some interest in generating legislation that would address the topic of death and dying!!

  • Posted by Melissa Barber on Tuesday, April 10 at 02:50 p.m.

    Thank you so much for your inquiry, Malcolm. I found a local organization, but because their contact information is an email address, I'll send an email directly to you instead of posting it publicly here.

    Best,
    Melissa
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    Melissa Barber
    Electronic Communications Specialist
    Death with Dignity National Center

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