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Preliminary approval for end-of-life choices bill

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MONTPELIER, Vt. -

The Vermont House has given preliminary approval to the end-of-life choices bill, after a debate that stretched late into the night.

The legislation would allow those with less than six months to live to seek a lethal dose of medication from a doctor. The bill has a number of restrictions designed to ensure that patients are of sound mind and making the request willingly.

It goes before a final vote Wednesday. If it does pass, the next hurdle would be in the Senate, which already passed a stripped-down version of the bill.

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