Saturday, January 2, 2010
Oregon, Washington, and now... Montana
Each of our fifty States promote palliative care for terminally ill patients but most of them legally deny the right for patients to receive a controlled, medically supervised conducted death. Yesterday, Montana became the third state to legalize physician assisted suicide.
Here is the link to the New York Times article on this important ruling.
The issue of physician assisted suicide in one that requires a thoughtful analysis before adopting a stance. I'll refrain from revealing my personal position on this matter as i plan to write about this topic extensively in the near future on this blog.