Navigation Links
Montana Supreme Court Decision Endangers Most Vulnerable Citizens

Ruling Opens Door to Physician Assisted Suicide

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Montana Supreme Court ruled that state law does not contain any policy restrictions to prevent physicians from legally prescribing lethal drugs to patients. This decision endangers the lives of the elderly, the sick, and the disabled.

"To protect people's lives, the law needs to draw a clear distinction between withdrawing life-sustaining measures and physician assisted suicide. Today's decision blurs that line, which is extremely dangerous. This will have horrendous implications for the most vulnerable citizens in Montana," said William Saunders, Senior Counsel at Americans United for Life.

AUL filed the lead amicus ("friend of the court") brief in the case, representing 28 bipartisan Montana legislators and arguing that there is no right to assisted suicide under the Montana Constitution.

AUL's brief before the Montana Supreme Court is available at

For more information, or to schedule an interview please contact Heather Smith at 202-270-9962

or Matthew Faraci at 202-556-1994.

About Americans United for Life

Americans United for Life (AUL) is a nonprofit, public-interest law and policy organization whose vision is a nation in which everyone is welcomed in life and protected in law. The first national pro-life organization in America, AUL has been committed to defending human life through vigorous judicial, legislative, and educational efforts at both the federal and state levels since 1971. The Wall Street Journal has profiled AUL, and PBS' Frontline program chronicled AUL's successful efforts in Mississippi.

SOURCE Americans United for Life



SOURCE Americans United for Life
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Prevails in Medicaid Pricing Case Before Alabama Supreme Court
2. Parker Waichman Alonso LLP and Affiliated Lawfirms Have Filed a Class Action Lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York Against Merck & Co., Inc. and Schering-Plough Corporation
3. U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds AstraZeneca AWP Settlement
4. Endologix Files Motion to Discontinue Court Proceedings Related to Alleged Patent Infringement
5. CCS Medical Wins Approval from Bankruptcy Court for Its Chapter 11 Asset Sale Bidding Procedures
6. Fabre Kramer Pharmaceuticals Receives Decision From FDA on Gepirone ER for Major Depressive Disorder
7. New Study Confirms That the Supports Intensity Scale Assessment is Effective in Measuring the Support Needs of People With Intellectual Disability and Making Funding Decisions
8. Angiomax Will Retain Decision Resources Proprietary Clinical Gold Standard Status Over Current and New Therapies, Including Recently-Approved Efient, for the Treatment of NSTEMI
9. Roundtable Calls Presidents Embryonic Stem Cell Decision: Bankrupt
10. Perceptive Informatics Introduces Medical Imaging Methodology to Accelerate Development Decisions About Alzheimers Treatments
11. ARUP Laboratories Applauds FDAs Decision on the Value of KRAS-Mutation Testing in Colorectal Cancer
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... , Nov. 25, 2015 USP 800 ... drug preparations (e.g. pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurses, physicians, ... technicians). The chapter also covers all entities which ... pharmacies, hospitals, other healthcare institutions, patient treatment clinics, ... --> --> What is ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Asia -based venture ... and the New Investors will make a direct equity ... private placement. The financing will help IOPtima to continue ... in the treatment of glaucoma, as well as to ... system with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, commencing ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , November 25, 2015 Developmental, commercial, ... in boosting the profitability of pharmaceutical products, says ... and regulatory/legal strategies all play a key ... says GBI Research . --> ... a key role in boosting the profitability of pharmaceutical products, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/25/2015)... , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... has been recognized once again for its stellar workplace culture with the company’s ... , Medical Solutions’ Cincinnati office was named a finalist in Cincinnati ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... European Union (EU), ANDI Pan African Centres of Excellence, and public R&D institutions, ... (UNON) for the opening of the 5th African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... da Vinci surgical robot is being more and more widely heralded as a breakthrough ... assisted da Vinci method has over traditional laparoscopic surgery is that it can greatly ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... ... On November 25, 2015, officials of Narconon Arrowhead , the drug ... a new cutting edge recovery program that has been 50 years in the making. ... individuals with the purpose to free addicts from the symptoms and negative behaviors of ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... On November 23rd 2015 Cozy ... personal heating products business. Cozy Products explains what this means for business moving ... well with the Cozy Products business model: to sell personal heaters that reduce energy ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):