Montanans Against Assisted Suicide
A look at the history of assisted suicide laws in Montana reveal that legalization was considered and rejected in the Bill of Rights Committee of the 1972 Constitutional Convention. Since then the Montana Supreme Court vacated the lower court’s claim that State sanctioned suicide is a constitutional right. No right exist.
Join us as we are saving lives everyday in Montana!
MTAAS is a single issue group. Join the Resistance and save lives every day.
Supporters of MTAAS are from the entire spectrum of us all. We leave our differences at the door to focus on the text of bills/laws that provide instant immunity to predatory corporations and others. Once we learn that the euthanasia monopoly’s bills/laws can easily be wrongly administered we stand united in the gap. BDW
In the 2011, 2013 and 2015 Montana legislative sessions, we helped defeat bills that would have legalized assisted suicide/euthanasia in Montana. The Resistance is saving lives every day in spite of record spending/lobbying by the euthanasia monopoly.
Why We Care
Legal assisted suicide encourages people with many quality years left to throw away their lives. Non-transparent Legalization is a recipe for elder abuse and brightly enables predators. In Oregon, WA, CA and CO legalization allows the State to steer citizens to suicide. We need suicide prevention for all. Every State Suicide Prevention Plan needs to address the “mistaken assumption that suicide is a rational response to a disability”. What say you Montana Governor Bullock? Your plan ignores our voice.
http://second-thoughts.org/main/cartoon “Remember, NDY’s primary legal arguments against assisted suicide laws is that they discriminate by giving some people suicide prevention and others suicide assistance based on illness and disability in violation of the ADA”. Diane Coleman President Not Dead Yet
Celebrate 2017 our predatory corporate opponent abandoned their bullying legislative effort to legalize assisted suicide in Montana after record lobbying spending. Another loss for their donors. Thank you legislators for holding the line since 2011. Thank you for your prayers. Defense defense defense is strongest now than ever before. What we have learned so far […]
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2019 Testimony at Senate Judiciary Hearing HB284 My name is Bradley Williams. As a care giver and serving the legislature for a fifth session I want to share with you some of my findings. Montana is nimble enough to lead the Nation. I represent everyone in Montana that stands first for the individual vs […]
“The pervasive belief that these, or any, noxious drugs are guaranteed to provide for a peaceful and painless death must be dispelled; modern medicine cannot yet achieve this. “ Sean Riley∗ Erasmus MC & Duke University,m Certainly some, if not most, executions and suicides have been complication-free, but this notion has allowed much of the […]
Bring transparency to euthanasia laws https://missoulian.com/opinion/letters/bring-transparency-to-euthanasia-laws/article_bec10f1f-35f4-5a9e-8d68-d4642207f121.html Bring transparency to euthanasia laws | Letters | missoulian.com The realization that induced premature deaths are not peaceful nor rapid 25-72% of the time, quantified in the study by Bill Gallerizzo, is a call for amendments — amendments to ban the use of … missoulian.com On the (Feb. 7) […]
Is Candidate Bullock’s ableist mind set prevalent among his peers? https://missoulian.com/opinion/letters/pay-attention-to-disability-rights/article_c8304116-4e51-58d4-93ec-9038ffd5f456.html Re: “Elder Abuse Awareness Day – Let’s protect Montana’s aging population” by Kimberly Dudik (June 14). Representative Dudik has done an excellent job on elder abuse and human trafficking at our Legislature but has ignored the wide path of abuse established by covert Oregon […]