Now that Peter Shumlin is the democrat Governor of Vermont the suicide lobby has announced their intention to lobby for a bill to legalize assisted suicide in Vermont in early 2011 and throughout the New England states in 2012.
An announcement from the Death with Dignity national center states:
We’re currently partnering with Patient Choices at End of Life – Vermont – to embark on a legislative effort in early 2011. We’re excited about our shift to New England as it provides opportunities to you and to the Death with Dignity movement to establish a foundation for future efforts in the region as soon as 2012
The suicide lobby ran a successful campaign to legalize assisted suicide in Washington State in 2008 by coordinating a unified national campaign, whereby they put all of their resources into one state initiative. It appears that they are planning a similar effort in Vermont.
The group and individuals who respect the dignity and equality of all people need to work together to oppose the legislative initiative in Vermont.
We will only succeed if we work together.