Let's get our state back on track

To the Editor:

Proponents of doctor-prescribed suicide recently (10/6) held a pep rally at the Pavilion Auditorium in Montpelier as part of their ongoing effort to pressure legislators into taking up their cause when the Legislature returns in 2012. Reporter Dirk Van Susteran covered the event for Vt. Digger and described it as a pep rally without much pep, and went on to note that the rally was attended by a mere 20 gray-haired supporters.

I hope the Legislature ignores the demands of so few and focuses instead on the huge financial and personal losses caused by tropical storm Irene, the need to repair our infrastructure, create jobs and answer legitimate concerns about the new health care law.

Legislative leaders would do well to avoid a repeat of the 2007 House debate over a doctor-prescribed suicide bill that ended in its defeat -- but only after a drawn-out, emotionally-divisive debate. Now is the time for Vermonters to work together and get our state back on track.

Sincerely yours,

Brenda Pepin

Montpelier, Vt.

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