I have been following assisted suicide issues in various states for several years. Who could have ever imagined that a free society would come to this?
Last year, many of us attended a meeting where we heard from lawyers and doctors from Washington and Oregon speak out about assisted suicide in their states. Their true accounts of elder abuse, suicide parties, fraud, theft, legal wrangling and what can only be called murder, were very unsettling. I sat there stunned and sick inside, thinking of all the misdeeds that had been done under the guise of mercy.
Friends, do we want to bring this type of debacle to our great state? I think not. Assisted suicide is not legal in Montana — though some would like us to think otherwise. Let us work together and take steps to keep it out. As a member of Montanans Against Assisted Suicide, or MAAS, I ask you to join us in our opposition to this barbaric practice. Many vulnerable folks are counting on us to get this one right.