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Assisted suicide issue hits Legislature

 


Assisted suicide issue hits Legislature

MATT GOURAS, Associated Press

HELENA — Lawmakers were asked Monday to either set guidelines for physician-assisted suicide in the wake of a high court ruling or ban it altogether.

Supporters of the procedure told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the government has no right telling people that they can't end their own life when they are in the grips of a terminal disease. Opponents said that doctors have no place helping someone end their life, and argue the procedure could be misused.

The panel is looking at two different bills, one from supp...



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