New Articles for the 2013 Session

My Turn: Legislative Malpractice by Edward Mahoney

New Video: VAEH Calls for Repeal of Act 39

Rep. Anne Donahue says this is Not What Vermont Needs.

VAEH Press Release on May 10, 2013

Oregon's Data is Incomplete, Insufficient and Inaccurate
by Phil Brown, DO, Tunbridge, Vermont
April 11, 2013
House Human Services Committee

New Poll Finds Over 60% of Vermonters Do Not Support Oregon-style Doctor-Assisted Suicide Law

Doctors Often Misdiagnose the Terminally Ill

Jeanette Hall's Story

Abused and Exploited

Cases of Oregon's Physician-Assisted Suicide Law

The following links are all two-page PDF files.

Additional Resources

View a list of Vermont and national organizations that oppose legalization of physician-assisted suicide on our links page. More information and articles are available on our resources page.

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Mission Statement for VAEH

The purpose of the Vermont Alliance for Ethical Healthcare is to promote the provision of excellent health care at the end of life in an ethical manner and to oppose efforts to legalize physician-assisted suicide or euthanasia in Vermont.

For 2500 years the medical profession has forbidden doctors from giving patients lethal drugs. Society has relied on this prohibition and has trusted physicians to be healers when that is possible, and to provide comfort when healing is no longer possible. In the last 30 years, hospice and palliative care organizations within medicine and in the community have sought and promoted greater control over the physical, psychological, social and spiritual distresses that so often affect individuals approaching death and their families. The common goal is life with dignity until natural death occurs.

Ironically, in recent years the prohibition against euthanasia and assisted suicide has weakened in some regions, notably in the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, and the states of Oregon and Washington. The political forces that are pushing for so called “Death With Dignity” have now targeted Vermont as the next state to allow physician assisted suicide.

The Vermont Alliance for Ethical Healtcare is an organization of healthcare professionals and friends who gathered together in February 2003 in an effort to support the expansion and improvement in end-of-life care and to oppose the legalization of physician-assisted suicide in Vermont.

Our Mission

The purpose of the Vermont Alliance for Ethical Healthcare is to promote the provision of excellent health care at the end of life in an ethical manner and to oppose efforts to legalize physician-assisted suicide or euthanasia in Vermont.

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Announcements

Physician-assisted suicide is being discussed in the 2013 Vermont Legislative session. A bill is expected to come to the floor from committee.