Saturday, April 9, 2011

Idaho: Assisted Suicide Now A felony

Finally, a US state with a backbone. For all intents and purposes, assisted suicide is now a felony in Idaho. Way to go, Idaho!!
Idaho Governor Otter Signs Bill Banning Assisted Suicide
Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter has signed SB 1070, a measure prohibiting assisted suicide in Idaho. The bill comes as Oregon and Washington has approved assisted suicides and Montana has opened the door slightly.
The Idaho House and Senate voted overwhelmingly  to support the bill, which would revoke licenses from physicians who prescribe a lethal cocktail of drugs for patients to use to kill themselves. The law also allows people to get injunctions to prevent others from killing themselves with a doctor’s help. If it becomes law, those found guilty face five years in prison. more

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