Putting Vermonters in danger

To the Editor:

I am referring in this letter to the story from April 24 Caledonian-Record about the woman from Newport being treated for stage 4 liver cancer whose estranged husband has been charged with using his Power of Attorney to acquire her property without her knowledge while thwarting her efforts to rescind that same Power of Attorney.

Our representatives should consider what might have happened to any Vermont woman in her situation had S77 already been passed into law.

We've been assured by proponents of the bill that in Oregon many patients request the medication to hasten death, "just in case", and are so comforted that they have this option that they never, in fact use it.

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