Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Maine rejects assisted suicide in bipartisan vote

House Chambers

By Kevin Miller, staff writer

AUGUSTA – House lawmakers rejected a bill on Tuesday that would have allowed doctors to prescribe fatal doses of medication to terminally ill patients who want to end their own lives.

The bipartisan 85-61 vote against the bill followed lengthy and oftentimes emotional debate among lawmakers sharing personal stories of watching loved ones battle terminal diseases. The so-called “death with dignity” bill had passed the Maine Senate by a single vote last week but faced a potential veto from Gov. Paul LePage even if it had passed the House.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tell Your Legislators to Vote "No" on LD 347 & LD 1066

For legal analysis and back up documentation,click here and here. For a pdf handout version of this post, click here.


•  LD 347 & LD 1066 apply to people with years or decades to live.

• Enacting either bill will encourage people with years or decades to live to throw away their lives.