• Kill the bill, not the citizens
    January 31,2013
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    I first encountered ďdeath with dignity,Ē more appropriately termed physician-assisted suicide, legislation as a high school intern in the Vermont Statehouse and to this day remain strongly opposed to the legislative initiative.

    I explained to legislators at the time that I have lost peers to suicide. I couldnít imagine living in a state with a precedent that gives up on life.

    This legislation has been considered session after session as early as 1995 with H.335. The sneaky supermajority in Montpelier even tried throwing it into an unrelated bill at the end of last session and still couldnít pass it.

    Why? Because Vermont is better than this bill. Thatís why year after year our citizens live and this bill dies.

    COURTNEY MATTISON

    Rutland
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