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Assisted suicide is not legal; abuse can't be controlled

Editor:

This letter responds to The Associated Press article regarding Monday floor vote on House Bill 505, which failed to pass by four votes, 27-23.

We are disappointed but are continuing our efforts to prevent assisted suicide legalization in Montana.

The AP article implies that assisted suicide is legal now, which is not the case. The Montana Supreme Court case, Baxter v. Montana, merely gives assisting doctors a potential defense to prosecution for homicide. The case offers no protection to nondoctors. The case gives no protection to anyone from being sued by angry family members who s...

 

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