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BANGOR, ME, May 31, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Friday, the Maine House overwhelmingly rejected a bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide, by a vote of 95-43.

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The bill, introduced by Independent Joseph Brooks, would have allowed physicians to administer “care…that may hasten or bring about the patient’s death” if the patient requests it and rejects all other forms of health care. Opponents warned the bill would create a slippery slope to euthanasia.

The lopsided vote comes just days after Vermont legalized physician assisted suicide. Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin signed that bill last Monday.

“People in Maine with disabilities and those living with chronic conditions should be comforted by the fact that legislators in their state have decided to reject assisted suicide, an act threatens the lives of vulnerable citizens,” said Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

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