December 6, 2012 at 4:00AM
The upcoming legislative session will likely see a new push to legalize assisted suicide in Montana. Your readers may also be told that assisted suicide is already legal, which is not the case.
In 2009, the Montana Supreme Court issued the Baxter decision, which gives doctors who assist a suicide a potential defense to prosecution for homicide. In the 2011 legislature, Sen. Anders Blewett and I introduced competing bills in response to Baxter, neither of which passed.