Monday, January 17, 2011

Dueling Montana Assisted Suicide Bills Head for Debate

Here’s the latest context on the dueling assisted suicide bills being debated in Montana.
State Legislature to take up assisted suicide bills
HELENA — The Legislature has been out of session in the year since the Montana Supreme Court ruled that nothing in state law prevents physician-assisted suicide, leaving doctors and terminally ill patients to operate without regulations or oversight.
Now that lawmakers have convened in Helena, they are being asked to consider two competing measures: one that would create rules for doctors who are asked to write a prescription for a lethal dose of medication and another that would ban assisted suicide altogether. more

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