Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Georgia: Final Exit Case Moves Along

So the Final Exit case in Georgia is now moving toward the possibility of debating whether assisted suicide is a “free speech” issue. However, the story can’t get some basic facts right – the 58-year old they cite was NOT “cancer-stricken. He had previously had cancer of the jaw and neck, both of which were in remission at the time of his death.
Top Ga. court reviews assisted suicide law
Georgia's top court is considering a high-profile debate over whether a state law designed to discourage assisted suicides also violates free speech rights.
The arguments came before the Georgia Supreme Court on Monday after years of litigation between state authorities and four members of the Final Exit Network charged with breaking the law for helping a 58-year-old cancer-stricken man die. more

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