Assembly Speaker Vos opposes assisted suicide bill

Posted at 3:04 PM, Mar 09, 2017
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republican Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos opposes a bill that would allow terminally ill people to have a doctor help them end their life.
Vos said Thursday he worries people will want to end their lives prematurely when they "get in a really bad spot." Vos says he can't see himself "allowing people to kill themselves." He says the bill would take away hope.
He was asked to react to a Democratic-sponsored bill legalizing assisted suicide for the terminally ill. A similar proposal did not pass last session either in the Republican-controlled Legislature.
Introduction of the bill came a day after the Assembly passed a measure allowing the terminally ill to have access to experimental drugs that have not yet been approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration.

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