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Posted on August 31, 2009 | tags


U.S.: Montana’s in the center of a right-to-die legal storm

  • There are moral arguments, philosophical arguments on both sides, bioethical arguments on both sides, even medical and public health arguments on both sides.
  • Montana State Solicitor Anthony Johnstone • On the coming court case based around Robert Baxter, a 76-year-old truck driver with lymphocytic leukemia whose request for a lethal injection was refused by his doctor. (Baxter died last year.) Montana’s an interesting state for a case like this to take place: Their constitution leans libertarian, and personal rights court cases in the state have shown a history of later being replicated by the Supreme Court. In his miserable, protracted death, Baxter may just produce a better end of life for thousands of Montana residents. • source