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.
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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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While doing my research in Europe, some stats came out of Netherlands indicating a relatively higher failure rate than publicly indicated by advocates. There were mixed numbers ranging between 25-72% often based on eyewitness reports as opposed to gov’t official stats. With intake of sufficient quantities to cause death of anything poison to the system, […]
Letter to Editor Missoulian 5/21/18 http://missoulian.com/opinion/letters/anti-suicide-plan-excludes-disabilities/article_71d2fced-fbe9-5fe8-9934-7ebf64f99ad7.html Anti-suicide plan excludes disabilities This “Emergency for Montana’s people with disabilities“ (guest column, May 14) is understandable when you consider Gov. Steve Bullock’s administration believes the mistaken assumption that suicide is a rational response to a disability. The Department of Public Health and Human Services rejected the language in […]
VICTORY! Judge rules California assisted suicide law UNCONSTITUTIONAL A California judge overturned the state’s assisted suicide law this morning, ruling that the legislature acted outside the scope of its authority when it enacted the End of Life Option Act. Life Legal attorneys with Stephanie Packer and her children. Stephanie’s insurance company said it would pay […]
Baxter Case Analysis: “After Baxter, assisted suicide continues to carry both criminal and civil liability risks for any doctor, institution, or lay person involved.”
Analysis of Implications of the Baxter Case on Potential Criminal Liability By Greg Jackson, Esq. & Matt Bowman, Esq. The Montana Supreme Court’s assisted suicide decision is remarkable for what it did not do. In Baxter v. State of Montana, 354 Mont. 234 (2009), the Court did not declare assisted suicide a constitutional right, and […]