Vermont Senate to vote on assisted death

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MONTPELIER (AP) - The Vermont Senate is gearing up for a vote on legislation that supporters call "end-of-life choices" and critics call "physician-assisted suicide."

The Senate is set to vote Tuesday whether to follow a recommendation of the Senate Judiciary Committee to reject the measure.

The Judiciary Committee on Friday came out against the legislation a week after the Health and Welfare Committee voted unanimously to support it.

If the measure clears the Senate, it still would need action in the Vermont House. Both the House leadership and Gov. Peter Shumlin have expressed support for the bill.


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