Mont. Court to hear arguments on assisted suicide
August 31, 2009
AMY BETH HANSON Associated Press Writer HELENA
Janet Murdock died a miserable death. The 67-year-old Missoula woman suffered from terminal ovarian cancer. And despite a court ruling that said physician-assisted suicide was a private medical decision protected by the Montana Constitution, she could not find a physician willing to prescribe her the needed drugs. Her friend, Bill Clarke, tried in vain to help her find a doctor. "To me, it's just insane. The sweetest thing we can imagine doing for one of our suffering pets is to have a veterinarian give it a shot, and it dies while we're talkin...