Montana Court OKs Assisted Suicide

State's top judges rule that doctors can't be prosecuted
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 31, 2009 5:51 PM CST
Montana Court OKs Assisted Suicide
Montana is the third state to legalize assisted suicide.   (Shutter Stock)

Montana's highest court today cleared the way for doctors to help their terminally ill patients commit suicide. Physicians who do so can't be prosecuted, says the ruling, which makes Montana the third state to legalize the practice after Oregon and Washington, notes Bloomberg. “We find nothing in Montana Supreme Court precedent or Montana statutes indicating that physician aid in dying is against public policy,” says the state's Supreme Court. (Read more Montana stories.)

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