Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Final Exit Network Wins Court Battle

Bad news in Georgia: Pro-death organization the Final Exit Network prevails in getting the court to agree that encouraging assisted suicide is free speech. Hopefully Georgia legislators can craft a better law than the one that was just struck down.
Georgia court strikes down assisted suicide restrictions
Georgia's top court on Monday struck down a state law designed to discourage assisted suicides after four members of a group that helped a cancer-stricken man die said the law also violated free speech rights.
The Georgia Supreme Court's unanimous ruling concludes the 1994 state law "restricts speech in violation of the free speech clauses" of the U.S. and Georgia constitutions. The ruling could help reshape the state's end-of-life policy. more

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