By Dave Andrusko While a lot of attention has rightly focused on pro-abortion militants in New York and Virginia and Illinois and Rhode Island, the Democratically controlled legislature in Vermont is bound and determined not to play second fiddle to any abortion extremist. On Tuesday, in a pincher-like move, the House and Senate moved to …Continue reading "Vermont House and Senate overwhelming support pro-abortion legislation and pro-abortion amendment to state Constitution"
Is there no limit to the savagery of the abortion absolutist? By Dave Andrusko NRL News Today has posted numerous stories specifying in detail just how rabidly pro-abortion a number of proposed state laws actually are. You know the grim details: abortion through “40 weeks” (in the words of Va. Del. Nancy Tran); allowing non-physicians …Continue reading "Vermont’s hostility to legal recourse for women whose unborn children have been murdered by criminals"
By Mary Hahn Beerworth, Executive Director, Vermont Right to Life Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a letter to the editor that appeared in the Burlington [Vermont] Free Press. The (UVMMC) Board of Trustees, without notice to hospital staff, voted to change their decades-old policy of limiting their practice of abortion on hospital premises to …Continue reading "Is the University of Vermont Medical Center acting “under the influence”?"
When Vermont Right to Life Committee Treasurer, Sharon Toborg, received a telemarketing phone call at her home urging her to help end abortion, she looked into the organization making the request. But Toborg, who has been affiliated in several capacities with VRLC for over 30 years, had never heard of the “National Campaign PAC” organization …Continue reading "Vermont Right to Life Treasurer Aids Investigation Leading to Arrests in National Scam"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Vermont Department of Health recently released the assisted suicide report for the period May 31, 2013 to June 30, 2017. However, the report provides very little information about the actual conditions or reasons related to the assisted suicide deaths of Vermont citizens. According to the data, …Continue reading "Vermont assisted suicide report provides scant information"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has filed a lawsuit to protect the conscience rights of healthcare professionals in Vermont and prevent physicians and patients from being coerced into assisted suicide. According to the ADF, the case was filed on July 19 in federal court on behalf …Continue reading "Court case filed to protect Vermont physicians and patients from coercion in assisted suicide"
By Wesley J. Smith Assisted suicide isn’t the same as palliative care. The latter about easing symptoms and alleviating pain. The former about intentionally ending life. But the culture of death brooks no dissent. Vermont authorities require doctors to counsel terminally ill patients on receiving assisted suicide under a law that requires all end-of-life medical …Continue reading "Protect Vermont MDs’ Right to Not Push Assisted Suicide!"
ADF attorneys, allied attorney file federal complaint against state medical licensing authorities Editor’s note. The following was provided by the ADF–Alliance Defending Freedom. BURLINGTON, Vt. – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed suit in federal court Tuesday against officials in the Vermont Board of Medical Practice and the Office of Professional Regulation on behalf of health …Continue reading "Vermont health professionals: Don’t force us to help kill our patients"
Planned Parenthood Moves Abortion Facility to White River Junction to Avoid Notifying Parents Editor’s note. The following was posted by Vermont Right to Life. A new national report from the Associated Press indicates that abortions have dropped 12 percent nationwide and are down in almost every state in the country as more women are choosing …Continue reading "Vermont’s Declining Abortion Numbers Likely to Rise"
By Dave Andrusko Why could/would/should it surprise you that Planned Parenthood, which corrupts everything it touches, also leads the galaxy in hypocrisy? When you read that Planned Parenthood of Northern New England is announcing that it is now a “safe haven” for newborn babies up to one month old, you wonder if you’re just having …Continue reading "Shamelessly, Planned Parenthood touts itself as “safe haven” for newborn babies"
“It has not been widely published, but Vermont proponents of the law to allow doctor-prescribed suicide (Act 39) were almost defeated or soundly defeated in the November 2014 elections,” stated Heather Weininger, Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life. • Incumbent Governor Peter Shumlin made passage of the Vermont law to legalize doctor-prescribed suicide …Continue reading "Vermont Legislative Leaders Who Pushed Legalization of Doctor-Prescribed Suicide Lose Seats in 2014 Elections"
By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics On June 26, 2014, the New Jersey Assembly adjourned without voting on a proposal to legalize doctor-prescribed suicide “after the sponsor said he could not find enough votes to get it passed,” according to an article in the State Ledger. The reporter noted that …Continue reading "Despite a Loss in NJ and Pushback in Vermont, Doctor-Prescribed Suicide Advocates Forge Ahead"