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Vt. Senate votes down version of aid-in-dying bill

Posted at: 05/08/2013 11:30 AM
Updated at: 05/08/2013 11:59 AM
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Senate remains as sharply divided as it was in February over legislation to allow doctors to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients who request it.

After nearly three hours of debate Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Phil Scott broke a 15-15 tie, rejecting a version of Oregon's death-with-dignity law.
 
The Senate took a break, then returned and put off until Wednesday a vote on whether to approve a House-passed version of the bill.
 
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