Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Vermont nurse - offers a vision of caring rather than assisted suicide

From Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has made the legalization of assisted suicide in Vermont a priority for his government.

In response to Shumlin, Lynne Caulfield, a registered nurse from Dummerston Vermont wrote an inspiring letter that was published in the Rutland Herald paper on January 23, 2011. Caufield made several valid points and she referred to her own personal experience in the death of her husband.

Caufield first stated:
It is hard to believe that with all the pressing budget issues facing the 2011 Legislature, Gov. Peter Shumlin has made doctor-prescribed death one of his first priorities.

Funded with money outside of Vermont, the proponents of doctor-prescribed death have targeted Vermont as their next victim. It is a sad day when human beings want to help other human beings to die rather than extending compassionate and respectful care to ease suffering and pain. It is especially disturbing that health care professionals are being called upon to assist patients to die rather than live. Read more
Take action! Hawai'i currently faces a similar threat from a senate bill (SB 803) that would legalize doctor-prescribed death in our state. To join the effort to protect the lives of those it would target, contact Hawaii Right to Life at 808.585.8205 or office(at)hrtl(dot)org.

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