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Vermont: the first state to pass a Death with Dignity law through legislation!
Lawmakers in Vermont supported the rights of terminally ill individuals and passed a Vermont law designed on the Oregon and Washington Death with Dignity Acts—the first one to be enacted through a legislative process and first of its kind on the east coast.
With Governor Peter Shumlin's signature today, Vermont took a historic step forward by becoming the first state to pass a law modeled on the groundbreaking Oregon and Washington Death with Dignity Acts through a legislative process.
Australia21 - a non-profit body, committed to an analysis of complex issues, which bear on Australia’s future - was approached in 2012 with the suggestion that the issues of voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide would benefit from Australia21’s multidisciplinary approach to the exploration of complex policy issues. As preparation for a roundtable conference
SAVE-YA, Syndicated Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Youth Advocates, became the 49th member of the WFRtDS. SAVE-YA supports, and have adopted, the SA Voluntary Euthanasia Society’s (SAVES) definition of voluntary euthanasia as being:’ A quick and peaceful death brought about under medical supervision at the request of and in the interests of a patient