Advocates: At least 1 assisted suicide in Montana

HELENA, Mont. — Doctors in Montana have helped at least one patient commit suicide since a state court ruled late last year it wasn’t illegal, advocates said Friday, but authorities have no way of knowing how many others there may be, who is doing it or even how it is being done.

The state Supreme Court ruled Dec. 31 that nothing in state law prevents a doctor from prescribing the lethal drugs to mentally competent, terminally ill patients, making Montana the third state to allow physician-assisted suicide.

But the court didn’t determine whether the state Constitution guarantees the right to physician-assisted suicide, raising fears among doctors that they could still be prosecuted.

So if Montana physicians are helping patients kill themselves, they haven’t been publicizing it.

AP News

Under new federal health care legislation, they will be slapped with a hefty $2000 consultation fee.

This entry was posted in Media, Population Control and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s