by Robert Maynard
According to this Burlington Free Press article, Governor Peter Shumlin will sign the “Kill Bill” on Monday:
As of Monday afternoon it will be legal for doctors to start considering prescribing a lethal dose of medication to terminally ill patients with less than six months to live who request it and can self-administer the drug.
Gov. Peter Shumlin plans to sign the bill, which the Legislature finalized this week, at 2 p.m. Monday in his Statehouse office.
For those who oppose the active participation of the medical profession in bringing about the death of a patient, it would appear that the next step is to start recruiting candidates to run for office who would repeal, or amend this bill.